What is a landfill in geography?

landfill. Noun. site where garbage is layered with dirt and other absorbing material to prevent contamination of the surrounding land or water. Leachate.

What do landfills represent?

Modern landfills are well-engineered and managed facilities for the disposal of solid waste. Landfills are located, designed, operated and monitored to ensure compliance with federal regulations. They are also designed to protect the environment from contaminants, which may be present in the waste stream.

Why landfills are a problem in South Africa?

The potential hazards associated with landfill operations are numerous and include fatal accidents, infrastructure damage, pollution of the local environment, harmful air emissions, to simple nuisance problems – such as dust, odour, vermin, and noise pollution.

Where is the landfill in Hong Kong?


Landfill Location Capacity
West New Territories Landfill (WENT) Nim Wan, Tuen Mun 61 million m³
South East New Territories Landfill (SENT) Tseung Kwan O, Junk Bay 43
North East New Territories Landfill (NENT) Ta Kwu Ling, North District 35

What is landfill Short answer?

1 : a system of garbage and trash disposal in which waste is buried between layers of earth. 2 : an area built up by such a landfill. More from Merriam-Webster on landfill.

What is landfill process?

Landfills can be thought of as active waste treatment plants, where biochemical processes act on and degrade landfilled solid waste causing settlement of the landform and creating landfill gases and leachate.

How many landfills does South Africa have?

The Department of Environmental Affairs (“DEA”) says 98 million tonnes of waste is deposited across South Africa’s 826 landfill sites every year.

What is waste South Africa?

South Africans generate roughly 54,2 million tons of general (municipal, commercial, and industrial) waste per year. Of this 54,2 million of tons of waste, a maximum of only 10% is recycled or recovered for other uses, whilst at least 90% is landfilled or dumped.

How many landfills are in Hong Kong?

Restored landfills. There are 13 closed landfills in Hong Kong and their restoration works were completed between 1997 and 2006 to minimise their potential adverse impacts to the environment and to render them safe for beneficial use.

Does Hong Kong convert landfills to parks?

The Government has started converting restored landfills into recreational facilities such as recreational ground, sports facility, park, etc.

What is landfill for Class 6 short answer?

Landfill is an open area built on the top of the ground to dispose the garbage. It is built in such a way that it should not affect our surrounding environment. Once the landfill is full then cover it with a layer of soil.