Trash disposal sites are areas that are designated for disposal of trash and debris. Trash disposal sites are often referred to as landfills and dumps. Historically, trash disposal sites were known as middens.
Trash disposal sites are known to be among the most cost-efficient ways to get rid of trash, debris and other waste material. They are closely regulated in the United States by individual state environmental agencies, which set forth specific guidelines for landfills in each state. In addition, state standards cannot fall below those established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Getting a permit for a trash disposal site can take up to seven years and can cost millions of dollars.