chledo-, chled-

(Greek: debris, mud, dirt)

chledophile (s) (noun), chledophiles (pl)
An organism that lives in a rubbish heap: Two examples of chledophiles are microscopic bacteria and protozoa.
chledophily (s) (noun) (no pl)
The partiality of some forms of life to thrive in wasteland or landfill areas: The system of chledophily allows organic matter in garbage in an area of wasteland to be broken down by organisms like bacteria which then produce a large amount of methane gas as a byproduct.