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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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In Washington State: Five truckloads from a supermarket bag dropoff program had to be landfilled because of excessive contamination with shrinkwrap and consequently no market.
And several researchers have already observed that the breakdown of landfilled wastes containing trichloro-ethylene, a solvent, can yield detectable quantities of vinyl chloride, another potent carcinogen.