Sanitary Landfill

  • P. Michael TerleckyJr.
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 2)


Planned disposal of refuse on land has been practiced for centuries, but the concept of sanitary landfilling has been used for only a short time. The continued increase in the amounts as well as variety of solid waste produced in the United States has necessitated incorporation of controlled, planned, and environmentally compatible methods of refuse disposal. The elimination of open dumping and the practice of sanitary landfilling has brought a significant reduction in air and water pollution, unsightliness, health hazards, and infestation formerly associated with disposal sites.


Solid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Site Cover Material Sanitary Landfill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Michael TerleckyJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Frontier Technical Associates, Inc.BuffaloUSA

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