The area in a landfill where several layers of solid waste are deposited each day. At the end of the day, the layers are covered with soil and a cell is formed. Cells are built side by side and on top of one another until the landfill is completely filled.
In solid waste disposal, one of a series of holes in a landfill where waste is dumped, compacted, and covered with layers of dirt.
the basic unit by which a landfill is developed. It is the general area where incoming waste is tipped, spread, compacted, and covered.
An area in a landfill where solid waste is disposed of each day.
A volume within a landfill operationally dedicated to a particular purpose (e.g. filling with waste or composting).
A unit of varying dimensions in a landfill which is isolated from the environment by 6 to 12 inches of soil cover. A cell is one day's waste or less. A cell is covered with soil at the end of each day.
Landfills are constructed in phases (cells) that adjoin one another, separated by a berm to contain leachate within an area. The entire permitted area will be divided into separate cells for construction.