Land disposal sites for solid waste; operators compact refuse and cover it with a layer of dirt to minimize rodent and insect infestation, wind-blown debris, and leaching by rain.
Landfills are a modern type of rubbish dump which comply with certain environmental requirements; there has to be some form of foundation plate under the waste which makes it possible to collect and treat the rainwater which is polluted by the toxins stored in the landfill. Dumping waste at a landfill means that it is deposited at a rubbish dump instead of being incinerated or recycled.
A way to get rid of garbage by burying it in the ground. A good way to reduce the overflow of landfills is to reuse and recycle items instead of throwing them in the trash.