Landfill

A landfill in Poland
Uncontrolled garbage dump.

A landfill is a place where waste is kept. Waste is usually buried in landfills, but it may first be sorted to remove any recyclable materials.

Landfills have a bad smell and look bad, therefore are usually located far away from where people live.

Once the waste is crushed into very small pieces, it is buried, but in the absence of oxygen, a dangerous gas called methane is created. This process is called anaerobic digestion. In some countries, the methane from landfills is used to generate energy.

Large landfills in the United States

Roosevelt Regional Landfill, Roosevelt, Washington.[1]
Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site, Aurora, Colorado.[2]
Columbia Ridge Landfill, Arlington, Oregon.[3]
Pine Tree Acres, Lenox, Michigan.[4]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Deponie
العربية: دفن النفايات
Aymar aru: T'una uchaña
български: Сметище
bosanski: Deponija
català: Abocador
čeština: Skládka
dansk: Losseplads
Deutsch: Deponie
eesti: Prügila
English: Landfill
Esperanto: Rubodeponejo
euskara: Zabortegi
Bahasa Indonesia: Tempat pembuangan akhir
íslenska: Landfylling
italiano: Discarica
עברית: מטמנה
latviešu: Izgāztuve
lietuvių: Sąvartynas
Nederlands: Vuilnishoop
日本語: 最終処分場
norsk: Deponi
occitan: Descarga
português: Aterro sanitário
русский: Свалка
slovenščina: Smetišče
српски / srpski: Депонија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Deponija
svenska: Soptipp
Türkçe: Çöplük
українська: Звалище
Tiếng Việt: Bãi thải
中文: 堆填