Story: Sewage, water and waste

Sanitary landfill

This cross-section of a sanitary landfill shows how leachate is collected and landfill gas vented or flared. The base of the landfill is lined, and the base of the tip is above the level of groundwater.

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Source: H. G. Leach & Company

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Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Cleaning up dumps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Christine Dann, published 11 Mar 2010