A site that is used to dispose municipal waste in a controlled manner can be referred to as a Landfill Site.
Landfills where solid waste is isolated from the environment till it is safe are known as Sanitary Landfills.
Sanitary Landfill sites have :
- Barriers at the bottom that prevent the groundwater from contaminating from leachate.
- Well buried and compacted layers of waste and soil
- A layer of synthetic barrier or liner or clay in order to prevent water from entering
- Final topsoil cover that is placed, compacted and graded, and various forms of vegetation may be planted in order to reclaim the otherwise useless land.