What are the basic characteristics of a modem landfill site? List any three and also mention the reasons for their use.
What are the basic characteristics of a modem landfill site? List any three and also mention the reasons for their use.

Basic features of today’s landfill site include-

(i) Methods of containing leachates such as clay tablets or plastic sheets.

(ii) Overcrowding and litter cover to prevent ventilation.

(iii) Installation of a landfill extraction system for the extraction of gas for use in the production of electricity.