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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Column: The importance and value of composting

Cleburne Times-Review 29 Sep 2023
Importantly, if food waste is not included in trash, there will be no food for rodents (e.g ... “In 2015 alone, Salem diverted about 495 tons of organic waste from landfill or the incinerator. Between 2014 when the program first started and 2017, Salem has diverted about 840 tons of organic waste from landfill or the incinerator.”....

Malfunctioning turbine fills town night with 'jet engine' sounds

Auburnpub dot com 27 Sep 2023
"We're sincerely apologetic for it happening but it's the first time we've had a malfunction of the silencer since its been installed," Peter DiCecco, the Winn Waste vice president of operations, said ... The WIN Waste Facility at 200 Salem Turnpike is unsafe, and its lack of emergency operational procedures is unacceptable," Keefe Jr....

New household toxics disposal site opening at Washtenaw County landfill

Michigan Live 21 Sep 2023
The county, working with GFL Environmental, Inc., will be opening a new 2,400-square-foot household hazardous waste center at the Arbor Hills Landfill in Salem Township near Northville, officials announced Wednesday, Sept....

Salem Witch Museum defends itself after being named a top tourist trap

Penn Live 21 Sep 2023
The Salem Witch Museum, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Witch City, is defending is reputation after USA Today named it the second biggest tourist trap in the world. “Some people had expectations and were disappointed because their expectations weren’t met,” said Raelinda Woad, who has lived in Salem, Mass., for 10 years....

Neymar Transfer News: Superstar sparks controversy on Al-Hilal debut as fans boo legend

Football Transfers 16 Sep 2023
Neymar starred on his Al-Hilal debut in a local derby but his first showing in the Asian giants' blue wasn't without controversy ... READ ... READ. Pogba, Balotelli and the biggest wasted talents of all time. Instead, it was club legend Salem Al-Dawsari who took - and converted - the spot kick with boos echoing around the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium ... .......

Winery Road Trip: 6 can't-miss area vineyards

Post Bulletin 14 Sep 2023
Salem Glen Vineyard & Winery, Rochester A Rochester first ... Two years later they established Rochester’s first winery, Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery, and opened its doors to the public a year later ... During harvest season, Salem Glen doesn’t waste time ... Through the middle of September, Fridays are pizza nights … at least at Salem Glen....

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Independent Tribune 13 Sep 2023
September 7, 1943 September 8, 2023 ... Diane was a resident of Kannapolis, China Grove, and Winston-Salem, NC. She had prominent positions in textiles and transportation such as Cannon Mills, BFI-Waste Management, and Cabarrus County Schools. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy and Bethel Baptist Church ... People are also reading… ... ....

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