Is Landfilling Hazardous Waste Safe?
Landfills are one of the oldest and most common forms of waste disposal. They are used for storing and consolidating waste, as well as for sorting, treating, and recycling byproducts and other materials. Over the years, many different types of waste have been added to landfills, including hazardous materials.
One often asked question is whether it is safe to dispose of hazardous materials in landfills. Before we answer that question, let’s look at how and why landfills have been used in the past.