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Landfill Odor?We receive a lot of complaints about odors from landfills. The oversight of landfills is conducted at the state or local level, so please contact your state or local environmental or health agency to inquire about this issue. You can search our Links to Hazardous Waste Programs and State Environmental Agencies web page to find your state agency.
Number of U.S. landfills and a list of them?EPA does not maintain a list of all the landfills in the United States, so we can't provide a definitive number. There are several types of landfills in the United States – municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, industrial waste, coal combustion residuals, polychlorinated biphenyls, and construction and demolition debris. Below are links to EPA databases of landfills; however, none of them are comprehensive:
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