What does landfill mean?

Definitions for landfillˈlændˌfɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word landfill.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. landfill(noun)

    a low area that has been filled in


  1. landfill(Noun)

    A site at which refuse is buried under layers of earth.

  2. landfill(Noun)

    The material so disposed of.

  3. landfill(Verb)

    To dispose of garbage by burying it at a landfill site.

  4. Origin: land + fill


  1. Landfill

    A landfill site is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common methods of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world. Some landfills are also used for waste management purposes, such as the temporary storage, consolidation and transfer, or processing of waste material. A landfill also may refer to ground that has been filled in with rocks instead of waste materials, so that it can be used for a specific purpose, such as for building houses. Unless they are stabilized, these areas may experience severe shaking or liquefaction of the ground in a large earthquake.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of landfill in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of landfill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dirk Hebel:

    They use ashes for landfill to extend the territory.

  2. Mike DeWine:

    Disposing of aborted fetuses from an abortion by sending them to a landfill is callous and completely inhumane, it is important the public be aware that these practices are taking place at these Ohio facilities.

  3. Shannon Johnstone:

    Throwing bodies into landfill after being injected with a barbiturate isn't good for the environment, my hope is that underlying that, we can figure out what to do to curb overpopulation from starting in first place.

  4. Sam Kass:

    In the United States we throw away around 40 % of what we produce ; and globally, 28 % of the land under cultivation grows food that ends up in landfills, not only are you wasting all of the energy and water -- and the emissions from nitrous oxide from fertilizers -- you then just dump that into a landfill, which produces methane in amounts that is just staggering.

  5. Andrew White:

    It's the most cost competitive in terms of dollars spent per contaminant removed and that's simply because we've been able to generate such a high capacity for this toxic hydrogen sulfide, the other end that the customer really likes is that the other solid products that are out there are responsible for sending to landfill to get rid of, whereas with SufaCHAR we take it back and we redistribute it as an agricultural product, so it's cheaper and it has this great beneficial end use.

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