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Landfill Image Landfills include what are commonly known as sanitary landfills, dumps, and construction debris landfills as well as municipal solid waste landfills. These are areas where waste is sent for final disposal, including: solid waste, plant waste, household waste, and in some cases hazardous waste. The most common of these found on federal facilities are inadvertently created open dumps.

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Asbestos Landfills
Landfills with one or more cells designated for the disposal of asbestos-containing material.

Chemical Waste Landfills
Landfills where PCBs are disposed because they are designed such that protection against risk of injury to health or the environment from mitigation of PCBs to land, water, or the atmosphere is provided from PCBs and PCB Items deposited therein by locating, engineering, and operating the landfill as required.

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Landfills
Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris consists of the waste generated during construction, renovation, and demolition projects. Covering a wide array of materials, this waste often contains bulky, heavy materials, including concrete, wood, asphalt (from roads and roofing shingles), gypsum (the main component of drywall), metals, bricks, and plastics. C&D debris also includes salvaged building components such as doors, windows, and plumbing fixtures.

An unlicensed area of land where unwanted items are disposed, whether the dumping is done by Federal personnel or facility neighbors and visitors.

Hazardous Waste Landfills
Landfills used specifically for the disposal of hazardous waste. These landfills are not used for the disposal of solid waste.

Municipal Waste Landfills
A disposal facility in a contiguous geographical space, where household waste is placed in or on land.

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Last Updated: August 25, 2011