Landfill

Business / Real Estate / Landfill: A landfill is an enormous hole, either excavated for the purpose of waste disposal or left over from a surface mining operation. The hole is lined with clay or a synthetic lining to prevent leakage of waste into the surrounding water supply. Waste is laid on the liner at the bottom of the landfill and a layer of topsoil is then compacted into the waste. The layering is repeated again and again until the landfill reaches its full capacity.

Capping

Business / Real Estate / Capping: The process at of laying two to four feet of soil over the top of a landfill site and then planting vegetation to prevent erosion and enhance the landfills aesthetic value. MORE

Leach

Business / Real Estate / Leach: Water that collects contaminants as it trickles through wastes, pesticides, or fertilizers. Leaching may occur in farming areas, feedlots, and landfills, and may result in hazardous substances enterin MORE

Source Reduction

Business / Real Estate / Source Reduction: The design, manufacture, purchase, or use of materials (such as packaging) that reduce the amount or toxicity of garbage. Source reduction can reduce waste disposal and handling costs because the expe MORE

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