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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Salem rolls over Louisa County from the outset for 55-7 victory

The Roanoke Times 20 Nov 2021
Salem scored touchdowns on its first two plays from scrimmage Friday night and added a third one-play drive later in the first half as the Spartans rolled to a 55-7 victory over Louisa in a Region 4D football semifinal at Salem Stadium ... Anyone in Salem’s path best take heed of Leftwich’s postgame thoughts ... Salem wasted no time on its next possession....

Amman mayor meets with UAE officials from investment, environment sectors

MENA FN 16 Nov 2021
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN – Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh met separately with General Manager of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre Salem Al Kaabi and Undersecretary of the Abu ......

Abu Dhabi to establish first Waste-to-Sustainable Aviation Fuel plant in Middle East

Urdu Point 15 Nov 2021
Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said, "This agreement is aligned with Tadweer’s continued efforts to divert waste from landfills and harness technological innovations that are commercially viable to address the challenges posed by the treatment of large volume of waste ... Salem added....

Amman mayor, Emirati officials discuss investment cooperation

MENA FN 15 Nov 2021
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman, Nov.15 (Petra) -- Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh Sunday evening in Dubai met separately with General Manager of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center Salem Al-Kaabi ... ....

Amman Mayor meets with UAE reps in investment, environment sectors

MENA FN 15 Nov 2021
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN – Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh met separately with General Manager of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre, Salem Al Kaabi and Undersecretary of the Abu ......

Tadweer treats over 1 million tonnes of waste in Q3 2021

Urdu Point 02 Nov 2021
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 02nd Nov, 2021) Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) announced that it treated 1,040,631.15 tonnes of waste collected from Abu Dhabi in the third quarter of 2021 ... This allows the Centre to handle various types of wastes generated across Abu Dhabi in line with the highest standards."....

The Readers' Forum: Tiresome diatribes

Winston-Salem Journal 30 Oct 2021
Tiresome diatribes ... So why pick on the vice president? ... Or more like an insentient outdoor motion light designed to illuminate one’s way, but going off when an innocuous deer or other critter walks by or the wind blows — simply reacting, wasting all meaningful energy and illuminating nothing. Steven Wade. Winston-Salem ... Gov ... Winston-Salem ... Winston-Salem ... ....

S.C. man indicted in 1985 killing of 65-year-old woman. He is at the center of ...

News & Record 28 Oct 2021
WINSTON-SALEM — A Forsyth County grand jury has indicted a man who told an innocence panel that he killed a woman 36 years ago after breaking into her house, and that the man imprisoned for her death was not there that night ... Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill has criticized the commission’s work and called it a waste of taxpayer dollars....

SC man indicted for murdering 65-year-old woman in 1985. He is at the center of ...

Winston-Salem Journal 27 Oct 2021
More importantly, Johnson told investigators and later Winston-Salem police that the man who is currently serving a life sentence for Bryson's death -- Merritt Drayton Williams -- was no where to be seen on that night of Dec ... Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill has criticized the commission's work and called it a waste of taxpayer dollars....

Letter: Dibble a 'true friend'

The Salem News 26 Oct 2021
He worked his way through college and then began his professional career as a senior Salem planner ... He served as conservation administrator, acting purchasing agent, handicap coordinator, contract and budget administrator, director of solid waste, and even started Salem’s first curbside recycling program ... Salem....

Letter: Perhaps a waste-to-energy facility should be in county's future

The Roseburg News-Review 24 Oct 2021
With their landfills about to reach capacity and a need for revenues they produced a solution to increase the moneys they received to benefit the county by building the waste to energy facility at Brooks, a few miles north of Salem. It would not take much effort to contact the Marion County Solid Waste Department....

Widow of man killed at Hanes Mill Road landfill anxiously awaits official answers

Winston-Salem Journal 24 Oct 2021
Man at Winston-Salem's landfill dies in workplace accident ... Waste Management employee was pinned between a truck and a bulldozer before he died at landfill in Winston-Salem ... They didn’t waste any time on small talk or formalities ... In the meantime, she’s pleased with the support offered to her by Waste Management....

Gazan couple turns paper waste into eco-friendly drawing boards

Beijing News 22 Sep 2021
Huda Thabet and her husband Salem, who live in al-Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, came up with the idea two months ago when they found themselves in front of piles of paper waste and wanted to get rid of it ... "At first, I found about one ton of paper waste," Huda said....

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