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A site for permanent or long term storage of waste materials. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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Group: Landuse
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Status: de facto
Main article: Waste Processing

A site for permanent or long term storage of waste materials. Also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden.

Materials are sometimes buried or covered, sometimes simply piled.

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 established, official, controlled, made according to health and environmental standards, use just landuse=landfill.
Unofficial dumping grounds
When it's informal, unofficial, uncontrolled, may be polluting waterways and underground waters, soil, etc. Use landuse=landfill + informal=yes. (As proposed in tagging list).
Nuclear dump or cache
Retired/capped landfills


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