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This glossary of terms was compiled from a wide range of sources and covers some of the most commonly used waste-related words and abbreviations.

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Landfill (Site)
Landfill is the main method of waste disposal in Scotland at the current time and involves burying waste in the ground. A landfill site is a licensed facility where waste is permanently deposited for disposal.
Leachate
A toxic solution formed by water in which components of waste have dissolved, which permeates the soil surrounding a landfill site.
 
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