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A landfill is a waste treatment site for the final disposal of municipal waste, hazardous waste or other waste, such as waste stone. At the decision of public authorities, a site for long-term storage of waste can also be designated a landfill.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU