Most are near maximum daily capacity and some are already overloaded. In 2017, the waste buried in Beijing’s landfills had exceeded 16 per cent of its capability.After a landfill reaches its maximum capacity, operators usually restore the site by covering the mountain of rubbish with a thick layer of soil. Once the soil settles —— after about two years —— the site is opened to the public, usually as a park.           Read more>>>>

Source: BY HAN HUANG  South China Morning Post                                                                        NOVEMBER 25, 2019