any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
A place to deposit solid waste, where a layer of earth is bulldozed over garbage each day to reduce emissions of gases and odors from the decaying trash, to minimize fires, and to discourage vermin.
polluted liquid produced by water passing through buried wastes in a landfill
the act of burning something completely
Reducing waste at the source, producing less waste or decreasing its toxicity.
capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
The process of mixing decaying leaves, manure and other nutritive matter to improve and fertilize soil.
the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
Material Recovery Facility for single stream recycling BUT it takes a lot of energy it separates trash from materials that can be recycled
discarded electronic equipment such as computers, cell phones, television sets, etc.
creation of shallow pools that evaporate hazardous liquids
when humans inject hazardous waste way underground to keep it from contaminating groundwater
Particles from a nuclear reaction that emit radiation; contact with such particles may be harmful or lethal to people and must therefore be safely stored for thousands of years.
the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide
Municipal solid waste
waste produced by households and businesses
waste caused by corporations dumping their excesses
any material that can be harmful to human health or the environment if it is not properly disposed of