Landfill facts for kids
Once the waste is crushed into very small pieces, it is buried.
Gases are produced in landfills due to the anaerobic digestion by microbes. In a properly managed landfill this gas is collected and used. Its uses range from simple flaring to the landfill gas utilization and generation of electricity. Landfill gas monitoring alerts workers to the presence of a build-up of gases to a harmful level. In some countries, landfill gas recovery is extensive; in the United States, for example, more than 850 landfills have active landfill gas recovery systems.
Large landfills in the United States
Other large landfills
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South East New Territories Landfill, Hong Kong
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