Modern landfill site is a well-engineered and has managed facilities for the disposal of waste. They prevent the contamination of environment by the contaminants or toxins present in the waste.
The basic characteristics of a modern landfill site include-
(i) Methods to contain leachate such as lining clay or plastic liners.
(ii) Compaction 'and covering of the waste to prevent it from being blown by wind.
(iii) Installation of a landfill gas extraction system to extract the gas for use in generation of power.
The use of modern landfill site should be promoted for the following reasons-
i) The waste prevention by recycling and recovery of waste is stimulated.
ii) A uniform cost for waste disposal is created.
iii) It is environment – friendly and has no negative effect on human health.
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