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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Tadweer steps up sanitation efforts in Abu Dhabi

Gulf Daily News 18 May 2020
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has stepped up waste collection and transportation and clean up and sanitisation operations during the holy month of Ramadan as part of its sustained efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  ... Dr Salem Al Kaabi, general manager of Tadweer, said....
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Residents must remain in their vehicles at upcoming collection

The Rolla Daily News 06 May 2020
A special waste collection for residential and farm electronics, appliances and tires will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 in the Salem construction parking lot at the corner of third and grand ... ....
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Metro Council races: 4 vie to replace Craig Dirksen in suburban contest

The Oregonian 02 May 2020
He and his wife have two teenagers ... Rosenthal, 75, has lobbying experience in Salem and worked in land use planning, waste management habitat protection and other issues pertinent to Metro during his career as an environmental consultant ... Anderson ... · Professional experience in land use & solid waste planning, open-space and habitat protection ... ....
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Less than a week later, Wake has its coach

News & Record 01 May 2020
WINSTON-SALEMWake Forest and Athletics Director John Currie didn’t waste time ... Terms of the agreement, including length and salary, were not disclosed ... “This is a basketball town, people care about basketball in Winston-Salem and in the Triad, in the state of North Carolina,” Currie said last weekend ... for the Winston-Salem Journal. ....
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Yard waste collections resume in Winston-Salem. City says coronavirus hasn't disrupted staffing as much as ...

Winston-Salem Journal 28 Apr 2020
The city of Winston-Salem will resume yard waste collections on May 4, the city said Tuesday in a news release ... Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Winston-Salem suspended collection of yard waste, brush and bulky items in early April, saying the city wanted to ensure a sufficient ......
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‘A tweet ends my career’: Cancellation of high schools’ spring sports in Utah hits seniors hardest

The Salt Lake Tribune 20 Apr 2020
Coaches of spring high school sports were already lamenting the fact that their seasons were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic ...It’s taking what we [as athletes] love to do, months of hard work and determination — all gone to waste. It sucks,” said Jordan Ware, a senior on the Salem Hills High boys’ soccer team ... “Lots of areas to spread out ... ....
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Ask SAM: Yard waste collection isn't essential?

Winston-Salem Journal 07 Apr 2020
I saw an article that said Winston-Salem was ending yard waste collection ... yard waste collection may be an essential service....
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No recycling collection in some parts of Forsyth County because of coronavirus

Winston-Salem Journal 05 Apr 2020
... in between Winston-Salem and Clemmons ... A third company, Waste Industries, said recycling services have not been affected by the virus. Winston-Salem City Manager Lee Garrity said the city’s recycling service, which is contracted to Waste Industries, is so far unaffected as well....
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No recycling collection in some parts of Forsyth County because of news coronavirus

Winston-Salem Journal 04 Apr 2020
... in between Winston-Salem and Clemmons ... A third company, Waste Industries, said recycling services have not been affected by the virus. Winston-Salem City Manager Lee Garrity said the city’s recycling service, which is contracted to Waste Industries, is so far unaffected as well....
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'A new stage in this crisis.' Forsyth and Davidson counties see double-digit increase in coronavirus cases

Winston-Salem Journal 02 Apr 2020
Winston-Salem City ... Winston-Salem officials announced that starting Monday the city would end yard-waste collection, brush and limb collection, mowing and landscaping, routine street maintenance and parking enforcement, among other services, until further notice.Warnings sounded....
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City will stop giving parking tickets and providing other services because of coronavirus threat

Winston-Salem Journal 01 Apr 2020
Starting Monday, Winston-Salem is suspending parking enforcement, yard waste pickups and other city services because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following services will stop until further notice.. • Bulky item collection (announced on Monday). • Yard waste collection. • Brush and limb collection. • Mowing and landscaping. • Litter collection ... ....
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ADPower in deal to build two waste-to-energy plants in Abu Dhabi

Gulf Daily News 31 Mar 2020
The WtE plants, which will come up in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, would have the potential to transform up to 1.5 million tonnes of municipal waste into energy every year and collectively reduce CO2 emissions by 2.5 million tonnes annually - equivalent to the removal of more than 500,000 cars from the road.  ... Tadweer GM Dr Salem Al Kaabi said....

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