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Rotating landfills #1421
Updated: 1/14/07 OS/platforms(s): All Versions: All

Contributor/author(s): Phil M (edited by Kyle D.J.)

My cities usually import garbage. In later stages of the game I have a dedicated corner of the map for my landfills, recycling, etc. (I decommission as my city expands). The military base, prison, and industries are generally in this area also.

I build 3 separate landfills, 8 spaces away from the access road, and 8 spaces between each other. The spacing ensures the landfills are not connected to each other or to the road.

I then run a road to one of the landfills so that it is the only one connected. Once it's filled with garbage, I bulldoze the road to decommission the first landfill, and build a new road to the second landfill. Once the second landfill is filled, I bulldoze that road and build a new one to the third landfill. By the time I am filling the 3rd landfill, the first one is empty again (the garbage has decomposed), and the cycle starts over.

See also
How to get rid of landfills
To export, or dispose of garbage on your own?
Emptying landfills faster
Landfills: a warning

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