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How to get rid of landfills

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If you want to avoid using landfills entirely, then you can just place a waste-to-energy plant instead of a landfill. This "method" works for me. Try doing this with the plasma plant by PEG as this one is non-polluting.

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I haven't used a landfill in several years of play.  They really are a nuisance, and the waste-to-energy plant is one solution.  I use the PEG garbage disposal docks if I have a sea coast, otherwise, there are other solutions.

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To get rid of an existing landfill you need to make sure your garbage capacity is greater than your garbage production by using a neighbor deal or some other garbage disposal building (as suggested above).  Once you have increased your garbage capacity, check the landfill.  For net trash in it should say 0.  Once you are at that point, then you just need to let the garbage decay away.  As it decays, the landfill tiles will become empty.  Any empty tile you can dezone.  Eventually, you will be able to get rid of the landfill.

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what I've done as a cheat when I have a landfill that I want removed or to 'disappear', I'd build a few garbage to waste facilities, speed the game up, and after a couple minutes, you'll see the landfill garbage disappear. Afterwards, destroy the garbage to waste facilities (just keep one active atleast) and then you'll be able to bulldoze the empty landfill zones.  :) 

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Landfills have a strong negative effect on residential, commercial and high-tech desirability. As Omehenk said, removing the access roads effectively "decommissions" them. But if you don't have any other form of disposal, you may then find waste accumulating on road sides. Check the "Garbage" graph regularly to view your waste capacity and output. Each tile can hold up to 300 tons, and decay up to 15 tons/month at a natural rate. Based on this, the minimum time a tile can completely decay is 20 months, from where it can be de-zoned.

 

This rate is by no means consistent however, such as for the last few tiles. To increase it slightly, you could try

 

My favourite alternative for garbage disposal is this No need for landfills, just dump it straight off the map! 8)

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My favourite alternative for garbage disposal is this . No need for landfills, just dump it straight off the map! 8)

 

 

LOL and that's a lot of downloads

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