Chapter 19 Solid Wastes Landfill- a site where wastes are disposed of by burying them Hazardous wastes-Solid, liquid, or gaseous material that is potentially harmful to humans and the environment. Reactive Wastes-Waste that can explode Corrosive Wastes-Wastes that can eat through steel and many other materials Ignitable Wastes-Substances that can burst into flames at low temperatures Toxic Wastes-Chemicals that are poisonous to people (and can cause health risks Medical Wastes-Old Rxs etc Hazardous Home Wastes-Harmful chemicals found in the home Soil Conservation and Land Management Strip-Cropping-Farmland plowed so the plowed strips are separated by plant crops. Contour Farming-Plowing along a slope instead of across it. Terracing-A series of platforms built into the slope of a hill Shelter Belts-Rows of trees that are planted along the outer edges of a field to break the wind (helps reduce wind erosion) Biodegradable-substances decomposing easily into the soil and enriching the soil Disposing of Hazardous Wastes Waste Exchange-Materials are used to make other products or materials Deep-Well Injection-Petroleum industry use this to dispose of liquid hazardous wastes. The process pumps liquid wastes into deep porous rocks through lines pipes. (located below drinking water Aquifers) Etc.