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English definition of “landfill”

landfill

noun     /ˈlændfɪl/ ENVIRONMENT
[U] waste that is buried in the ground in large amounts : Landfill is a long-term pollutant . At the facility we separate recyclable goods from landfill.
[C or U] (also landfill site) a place where waste is buried in the ground in large amounts : The idea is to transform the landfill into a park .
[U] the process of burying large amounts of waste : Landfill provides a safe disposal option for waste that can't be recycled , composted, or used to generate energy . The landfill tax is a tax on the disposal of waste .
(Definition of landfill noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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