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landfill

in environmental law, a site for the deposit of waste on to or into land where the site is a waste disposal site, or used for the storage of waste. The fact that a site for the deposit of waste is at the place of production of the waste does not prevent the site from being a landfill.
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South East District Council chairperson, Mr Phenyo Segokgo stated during a full council meeting on Monday that the land fill had been operating without a compactor for more than a year.
'We have visited this area and it seems to be a suitable site for a permanent land fill site for solid waste as there is no population nearby,' CDA Member Planning Asad Mehboob Kiyani told The Nation.
Let's face it when the houses are built at the old Blackley Brick Works the owners are going to be very unhappy having all the heavy vehicles running past their new housing estate in and out of the SITA UK Hollins Hey Land fill operation.
Some plastic still goes straight to land fill but householders currently spend a great deal of effort separating out the rest of their plastic waste believing it will be recycled yet typically only 12 per cent of "Municipal Plastic Solid Waste" is truly recycled.
Paul Bettison, chairman of the LGA environment board, said: "The logic(of the land fill tax)works fine but if you cannot afford to install the necessary systems for recycling, then you are stuck just paying the landfill tax.
Burning waste is seen as something which is as environmentally damaging as land fill.
"Last year we collected more than 1,000 tonnes of bottles, cans, papers and textiles which could have clogged up land fill sites and cost the city council a lot of outlay in land fill tax.
These plastic monstrosities are a constant eyesore, a potential health hazard in the summer heat and, worse still, camouflaged time bombs primed for exploding land fill growth as householders rise to the new challenges of filling these gigantic containers with more and more rubbish!
The test will be conducted at the Frey Farm land fill in Lancaster County, PA, in cooperation with the county's Solid Waste Management Authority.
On this occasion the Chairman CDA said that this budget is development oriented and focus has been given to acquisition of land, development of stalled sectors where development is pending since many years, construction of land fill site, road infrastructure and other projects of public welfare.
This gives us raw materials that previously went to land fill sites, polluting the ground for years.

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