A method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt so as to fill in or reclaim low-lying ground. (noun)
A site used for or reclaimed by such disposal. (noun)
To dispose of (waste material) in a landfill. (verb-transitive)
To fill in or reclaim (land) by this method. (verb-transitive)
To dispose of refuse or reclaim land by filling in low-lying ground. (verb-intransitive)
Examples of word landfill
I don't think the term "landfill" is an appropriate synonym.
Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal There are virtually no remaining empty lots left to develop in Battery Park City, a neighborhood largely built on top of landfill from the excavated World Trade Center site in the 1960s.
Now there are virtually no remaining empty lots left to develop in Battery Park City, largely built on top of landfill from the excavated from the World Trade Center site in the 1960s.
Rather it ends up in landfill, where it takes as long to break down as everything else and may actually contribute more greenhouse gases than traditional plastic packaging.
Food in landfill creates methane, a source of greenhouse gas.