AvatarAakruti Modi asked 12 months ago
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What is a Sanitary Landfill?
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What is a Sanitary Landfill?
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Municipal solid waste treatment and disposal has become a serious concern in all developing and developed cities across the world. For proper disposal and treatment of municipal solid waste on land sanitary landfill sites are used.
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 12 months ago

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.
Summary
What is a Sanitary Landfill?
Article Name
What is a Sanitary Landfill?
Description
Municipal solid waste treatment and disposal has become a serious concern in all developing and developed cities across the world. For proper disposal and treatment of municipal solid waste on land sanitary landfill sites are used.
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GreenSutra
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