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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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And with no mercury, when a Renewal finally does burn out it can be safely landfilled," he adds.
Finally last July, about 50,000 lb were quietly landfilled. Recyclers involved say they had stored it for months and couldn't give it away.
Though landfilled wastes are supposed to decay, the "dry" burial practices commonly used today may delay significant degradation for half a century or more, Noble observes.