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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The Salem News 13 Aug 2022
at Kernwood Country Club in Salem ... The Salem High Class of '61 will hold its 61st reunion on Thursday, Sept ... The Salem Public Library's summer programs ... Waste drop-off. Salem residents with proof of residency or property ownership may drop off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road on Saturdays from 7 a.m....
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Winston-Salem firefighters put out fire at the Hanes Mill Road landfill

Winston-Salem Journal 13 Aug 2022
A fire broke out Friday night at the Hanes Mill Road Solid Waste Facility at 325 W. Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem, authorities said Saturday ... The Winston-Salem Fire Department received a call about the fire at 10.24 p.m ... #WSFire .107 pic.twitter.com/CKwIn6aZZs— Winston-Salem FD (@cityofwsfire) August 13, 2022....

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