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:

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Officials: Man pinned between truck, bulldozer at waste site

The Lufkin News 16 Jun 2021
According to a department spokeswoman, Thomas Michael Thompson, 63, of Pinnacle was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident occurred on June 11 at a solid waste facility in Winston-Salem, ......
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Investigators: Waste Management employee was pinned between a truck and a bulldozer before he died ...

Winston-Salem Journal 16 Jun 2021
A Stokes County man was�pinned between�a truck and a bulldozer in a fatal workplace accident�June 11 at Winston-Salem Hanes Mill Road Solid Waste Facility, authorities said Tuesday....
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Man at Winston-Salem's landfill dies in workplace accident

Winston-Salem Journal 12 Jun 2021
A man working at Winston-Salem's Hanes Mill Road Solid Waste Facility died Friday in a workplace accident, authorities said ... by Forsyth County emergency medical technicians, Winston-Salem police said....
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Salem bats stay red-hot as Blue Devils roll into state semifinals

Eagle-Tribune 06 Jun 2021
LONDONDERRY -- If this keeps up, they may need to call the Salem softball team -- in deference to the old Cincinnati Reds’ powerhouse -- the Big Blue Machine ... Salem coach Haley Chandler echoed those thoughts ... Salem wasted no time swinging the bat Saturday, scoring four runs on five straight hits with two outs in the top of the first inning....
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Tadweer opens licencing for Wood Waste Recovery, Recycling Facilities

Urdu Point 01 Jun 2021
Salem Al Kaabi, Director-General of Tadweer, said, "Licencing Wood Waste Recovery Facilities in Abu Dhabi Emirate is aligned with Tadweer’s efforts to promote a sustainable waste management culture and to contribute towards a circular economy in Abu Dhabi....
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Memorial Day closings, changes, and activities

Winston-Salem Journal 31 May 2021
Winston-Salem city offices will be closed. Forsyth County offices will be closed. State offices will be closed ... Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will be closed. Yard-waste and recycling collections will be postponed one day ... Monday ... ....
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State and local briefs

Winston-Salem Journal 30 May 2021
A Winston-Salem man was shot and wounded early Saturday morning in the 1100 block of West Academy Street, authorities said. When officers arrived on the scene at 4.17 a.m., they found Shaun Michael Goolsby, 31, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside a home at the 1100 block of West Academy Street, Winston-Salem police said....
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Memorial Day closings, changes and activities

Winston-Salem Journal 30 May 2021
Winston-Salem city offices will be closed. Forsyth County offices will be closed. State offices will be closed ... Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will be closed. Yard-waste and recycling collections will be postponed one day ... Monday ... ....
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Local and State Briefs

Winston-Salem Journal 29 May 2021
Winston-Salem city offices will be closed ... Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will be closed. Yard-waste and recycling collections will be postponed one day ... Pedestrian dies from crash injuriesA pedestrian who was seriously injured Saturday when she was struck by a car in Winston-Salem has died, authorities said....
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Pvt hospital fined Rs 25,000

The Times of India 05 May 2021
Salem ... for not disposing of medical waste as per the state government guidelines....
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Business Intel: Butcher shop to open in South Roanoke

The Roanoke Times 02 May 2021
Casey Fabris ... “I have all these relationships built with these wonderful farmers and I know how to do it and it kind of seems like a waste of all that effort if I don’t do it,” he said. Since the closing of O’Brien Meats in Salem in 2019, Thomas said there’s been a dearth of butcher shops in the region, making him confident there is a market for one....
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Keeping contaminants out

The Salem News 21 Apr 2021
SALEM — A garden at Winter Island is full of rocks ... Officials with the state's Office of Coastal Zone Management were in Salem Tuesday afternoon to visit the rain garden that was recently built on the northeast corner of the main parking area outside the Winter Island Park hangar....
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Keeping contaminants out: State officials review Winter Island rain garden, pledge support for more

The Salem News 21 Apr 2021
SALEM — A garden at Winter Island is full of rocks ... Officials with the state's Office of Coastal Zone Management were in Salem Tuesday afternoon to visit the rain garden that was recently built on the northeast corner of the main parking area outside the Winter Island Park hangar....

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