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.


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."


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

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North Shore News in Brief

The Salem News 10 Dec 2019
at Salem Hospital, Davenport Room 102A, 81 Highland Ave, Salem ... Back by popular demand, Aidan Scrimgeour, a graduate of Salem Public Schools, leads a jazz piano trio in a performance for adults of Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., at Studio Foli, 90 Lafayette St., Salem ... Salem....

Calendar (Dec. 10)

Lebanon Express 10 Dec 2019
This is a community calendar ... Inclusion of items is at the discretion of the newspaper ... WEDNESDAY ... Appointments. 541-220-1040 ... Stone Soup lunch, 11.30 a.m ... 317 ... Cost ... Millersburg Parks Committee, 6 p.m., City Hall, 4222 NE Old Salem Road ... Benton County Solid Waste Advisory Council, 6.30 p.m., Upper Avery Conference Room, 360 SW Avery Ave., Corvallis.Health....

India should develop thorium-based nuclear reactors as an alternative source of energy: expert

Business Line 06 Dec 2019
Thorium is a weakly radioactive metallic chemical element ... Power from solid waste. Pillai also suggested generation of power through municipal solid waste. This is already being done in Salem, and can be replicated elsewhere. The pollution in Delhi, for instance, can be curbed by turning the waste into power ... .......

Winston-Salem man's claims of innocence in 1985 murder will be heard in May 2020

Winston-Salem Journal 05 Dec 2019
A three-judge panel will hear in May a Winston-Salem man's claim that he had no role in a 1985 murder ... Bryson, a 65-year-old retiree, was found strangled to death in her Winston-Salem home on Dec ... the commission's work on the case, calling it a waste of taxpayer's dollars....

Longview council to consider raising severe weather threshold to 35 degrees

TDN 04 Dec 2019
The council also will consider increasing the rate it uses to calculate Waste Control’s annual adjustments. Currently the city uses 34% of the Portland/Salem Consumer Price Index to reflect changes in the cost of operations. Waste Control has asked the city to instead use 80% of ......

Corpn. to collect only non-biodegradable waste from bulk generators in Salem

The Hindu 01 Dec 2019
From New Year, the Salem Corporation is planning to strictly implement norms under the Solid Waste Management Rules and collect only non-biodegradable .......

Division I final: Methodical drives gave Exeter a chance to win

Union Leader 26 Nov 2019
DURHAM — From the opening of camp in August, long-time Exeter High School football coach Bill Ball felt a special bond with a team that went from missing the playoffs to holding a lead in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Division I championship game against Londonderry ...Last week when we won against Salem, I didn’t waste any time; I got to work ... .......

Business Briefcase

The Salem News 18 Nov 2019
6, in Marsh Hall at Salem State University ... The city of Salem and RecyclingWorks are offering a free workshop Tuesday, Nov ... for businesses, institutions, landlords and property managers in Salem interested in learning more about recycling and other waste diversion strategies ... RSVP at 978-741-1800 or health@salem.com....

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....

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 ... .......

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....

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 .......

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 .......