Waste disposal is no longer a simple matter of finding landfill areas and dumping in the refuse cast off by the public and industry. As this paper emphasizes, landfill must be considered as salvageable real estate useful for later development. This requires specialized techniques and specialized machinery, all of which have identifiable needs that are unlike those of the usual earthmoving operations. How much these needs differ and how they can be satisfied by design changes to produce efficient machines capable of handling continuous, all-weather landfill programs are highlighted. The urgency of findings ways to handle an ever increasing burden of trash and waste is a compelling reason for solving the problems of this industry.