Solid waste landfill site used in Batman Province takes place in the south-eastern part of the city. Domestic, industrial and other wastes collected from the city are stored in this area. The site is open to all kinds of climatic and surface effects since uncontrolled disposal of waste is applied in the area. Also, this site takes place in the direction of rainfall and flow of surface waters because of the hydrological basin in which it is. This study was aimed at determining environmental factors stemming from this site; and investigating its effects on the environment. As a result of samplings and investigations carried out, it was revealed that there appeared environmental impacts of this site on the underground water; therefore, necessary suggestions were proposed.
Keywords: Environment, pollution, solid waste, Batman