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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = landfill
Landfill Hawaii.jpg
A site for the disposal of waste materials by burial. Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Waste Processing
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Status: de facto

A Landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.

How to map?

Draw the outline area of the landfill and tag it with landuse=landfill.

To distinguish between:

-Sanitary Landfill:
When it's formally stablished, officiall, controled, made according to health and environmental standards
Use just landuse=landfill

- Unofficial dumping grounds:
When it's informal, unofficial, uncontroled, may be polluting waterways and underground waters, soil, etc.
Use landuse=landfill + informal=yes

(As proposed in tagging list).

Nuclear dump or cache


Description Photo
Domestic waste landfill Gorodskayasvalka.jpg
Deposition of hot slag Slivshlaka.jpg
Mining waste Otvalporod.jpg

Related tags


Map of nuclear sectors around the world, including nuclear landfills: http://www.leretourdelautruche.com/map/nuke/?zoom=6&lat=47.49224&lon=2.29857&layers=B00TT

See also