Waste

Waste and wastes are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or it is worthless, defective and of no use.

The term is often subjective (because waste to one person is not necessarily waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable). Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes (feces and urine) and surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.

Definitions

United Nations Environment Program

According to the Basel Convention,

United Nations Statistics Division, Glossary of Environment Statistics

European Union

Under the Waste Framework Directive, the European Union defines waste as "an object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard."

Types

There are many waste types defined by modern systems of waste management, notably including:

Latest News for: Salem waste

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Salem Corporation begins night conservancy

The Hindu 11 Nov 2019
In an effort to clear extra waste dumped in bins and prevent them from overflowing, the Salem Corporation has began night conservancy. The waste is collected mainly on main roads to prevent stagnation in the day ... The Salem Corporation has 60 wards in its limits and about 350-400 tonnes of waste are collected each day....
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Veterans Day observances, changes

Winston-Salem Journal 10 Nov 2019
110, Winston-Salem ... There will be no tickets available Sunday.Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, will have a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m ... Government offices will be closed Monday.Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools will be closed Monday.Yards waste cart collection will be postponed one day....
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AMMK functionary Pugazhendhi to join AIADMK

The Hindu 10 Nov 2019
Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) Karnataka unit secretary V ... Dhinakaran. Addressing media persons after holding a meeting with his supporters in Salem, he said that the hardwork of thousands of cadre had gone waste in the past two years as AMMK failed to register itself as a political party. “Mr ... .......
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Salem Harvest is rescuing produce and building a community one vegetable at a time

Statesman Journal 06 Nov 2019
Salem Harvest rescues fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to those in need through a network of community organizations .......
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Salem Harvest is building�community by saving produce and feeding Mid-Valley families

Statesman Journal 06 Nov 2019
Salem Harvest rescues fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to those in need through a network of community organizations .......
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Angels of Guam can earn donations for charities of their choice

Guam Pacific Daily News 01 Nov 2019
Todd Springstead, a volunteer for Salem Harvest, ... Salem Harvest is a non-profit organization that rescues fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste; mobilizing volunteers to pick, collect or dig; and distributes it to those in need through a network of community organizations....
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North Shore News in Brief

The Salem News 31 Oct 2019
The Beverly Waste Reduction Committee, sponsored by the Beverly Rotary Club, will hold a styrofoam recycling event at the Beverly High School rear parking lot on Saturday, Nov ... Hazardous Waste Collection. Salem’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, open to Salem and Beverly residents, will be held on Saturday, Nov ... www.salem.com....
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Covanta incinerator to take control of imported medical waste in Marion County

Statesman Journal 20 Oct 2019
Opponents fear the move opens the door for Covanta to become a regional medical waste incinerator if it is no longer profitable to take Salem garbage .......
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Salem to offer bulky waste amnesty days

The Bulletin 18 Oct 2019
The town of Salem will hold amnesty days for oversized household bulky waste from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, 20 and 23 at the Municipal Transfer Station, 189 Rattlesnake Ledge Road, Salem.Accepted items include couches, mattresses, tables and electronics, which normally have a fee to dispose of, but they will be accepted free during the amnesty days ... ....
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Ask SAM: How can I dispose of small amounts of yard waste?

Winston-Salem Journal 01 Oct 2019
I asked the president of our HOA where I should put my yard waste ... Yard waste should not be disposed of in the garbage ... the Overdale Yard Waste Facility at 4010 Old Milwaukee Lane in Winston-Salem; and Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility at 180 Northstar Drive in Rural Hall....
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Edappadi K Palaniswami tells bureaucrats to speed up infra projects

The Times of India 19 Sep 2019
CHENNAI ... The CM had stated he attracted investment commitments of Rs 8,830 crore which would create 37,300 jobs ... The state has engaged TN water investment company for a study on waste water recycling projects in major corporations like Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Trichy and Tirupur, desalination plants in Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram ... City. ....
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Speed up infra projects: TN CM tells bureaucrats

The Times of India 18 Sep 2019
Chennai-Kanyakumari industrial corridor, Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor-Ponneri node, Nadanthai Vaazhi Cauvery, waste water recycling projects in major corporations like Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Trichy and Tirupur, Chennai river restoration, desalination plants in Ramanathapuram, Villupuram and Tindivanam were also discussed ... City. ....
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Tamil Nadu CM tells bureaucrats to speed up infra projects

The Times of India 18 Sep 2019
Chennai-Kanyakumari industrial corridor, Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor-Ponneri node, Nadanthai Vaazhi Cauvery, waste water recycling projects in major corporations like Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Trichy and Tirupur, Chennai river restoration, desalination plants in Ramanathapuram, Villupuram and Tindivanam were also discussed ... City. ....

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