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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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Deconstruction is labor-intensive and time-consuming, whereas the cost of landfilling is--for now--still relatively cheap.
* In Texas: In Dallas, which has pilot mixed-plastic collection and supermarket drop-off programs, some 40% of the material is said to be going to landfill because of contamination, inadequate demand for mixed plastics, and low tipping fees that make landfilling relatively affordable.
The three alternatives generally considered in addition to recycling are waste reduction, waste-to-energy plants, and landfilling. The last two solutions may be hard-sells, since it has been the public's concern over landfilling and incineration that has given recycling such a boost.
The group says this is why Europe ordered the phase-out of the landfilling of organic materials in 1999.
In fact, the state of Minnesota, which prohibits the landfilling of rechargeable batteries, has granted a special exemption for Renewals.
Considering that the above figures do not reflect the $66,000 in landfilling fees that are avoided, the operation is an astounding financial success.
Since 1985, EPA has banned landfilling of solvents -- like benzene -- and required that new hazardous-waste landfills use multiple barriers of clay and synthetic materials.
Background: In the European Union, landfilling of municipal solid wastes remains the principal waste management option.