ripe landfill


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Does "ripe" mean "old" in this context?

We’re obsessed with finding fossils and notorious for going to great (and sometimes stupid) lengths to discover new ones. It could be a limestone pit in Poland or maybe a bluff behind a Walmart, a dump pile of boulders at a construction site, or the rocky walls of a ripe landfill.
Source: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte.
  • A landfill in this context is a place where household waste is put after it is collected (usually by the city). Part of it is rotting food and other things that stink.