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A secure landfill is a strategically designed structure built into or on top of the ground in which rubbish is placed. The intention is to avoid contact with groundwater and the environment.

Although landfills should be the last resort in terms of waste disposal, globally landfilling is still the major waste disposal method.

  We should follow the principles of
   preventing waste
     minimising the amount of waste we produce
   reusing what we can
     recycling
   and only that which we cannot reuse, recycle or compost should make its
     way to a landfill.

  One of the major environmental hazards of landfills is their impact on
  
global warming.
   Landfills produce methane gas as waste decomposes under anaerobic
      (without air) conditions.
   Methane gas, a major greenhouse gas, is more potent in its greenhouse
      effects than CO2.

  When a landfill leaks ground water is contaminated.

  Waste decomposes very slowly in a landfill whereas a compost heap will
   decompose quickly.

  If you are somewhere where recycling isn't possible and the garbage is
    going to land up in a landfill then take the lid off plastic bottles - it's easier
    to squash the container flat which takes up less space in the landfill.
   Flatten cans.
   Flatten boxes.
   Flatten milk containers.

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