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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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