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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The Readers' Forum: Saturday letters

Winston-Salem Journal 16 Jan 2021
Savage behavior. As a long-distance truck driver of over 30 years, I think what happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6 showed the real America. I’ve heard people’s honest thoughts during the heyday of the CB radio, social media and conversations overall ... Timothy Davis Sr. Winston-Salem. My wasted time ... Winston-Salem ... Winston-Salem ... Winston-Salem ... Winston-Salem ... ....

Ask SAM: Why impeach Trump again?

Winston-Salem Journal 13 Jan 2021
Sounds like a waste of time ... Daniel Prosterman, a history professor at Salem College explained how the impeachment process works ... The 3RC EnviroStation for household hazardous waste informed me they no longer accept these types of tanks ... Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101....

Corpn. warns of action against dumping waste in drains

The Hindu 10 Jan 2021
The Salem Corporation has warned of stern action against persons dumping waste in drains or at public places here.On Saturday, a plogging event was or .......

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Eugine Weekly 08 Jan 2021
Yet almost everything we generate, produce, consume, use, eat and grow now involves about 85 percent waste (energy and/or water, etc.). So accelerating transition to a waste-free national culture will be faster ... The same applies to Salem, Estacada and Grants Pass....

Reduce holiday trash and have a greener new year

The Recorder 29 Dec 2020
The municipal compost programs at the transfer stations in Bernardston, Conway, Deerfield, Greenfield (open to non-residents), Leverett, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Wendell and Whately accept all types of food waste (no liquids), including meat, bones and cheese, plus paper waste such as paper napkins, paper towels and more....

Holiday coda: Trash and recycling adorns Roanoke Valley curbsides

The Roanoke Times 29 Dec 2020
Trash collections from Roanoke County, Roanoke, Salem and Vinton go to RVRA, which transports the waste to Smith Gap Landfill in Roanoke County. The authority receives 20% to 25% more waste by weight on the first collection day after Christmas, which this year fell on Monday, Miles said....

Christmas trees can be dropped at curbside for collection in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Journal 28 Dec 2020
Winston-Salem will collect Christmas trees and put them to good use as mulch for its parks and roadsides, city officials said ...Salem Lake (at the gate), 1001 Salem Lake Rd ... 15 at these yard waste facilities operated by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities..Overdale Yard Waste Facility, 4010 Milwaukee Lane....

770 kg waste collected during Salem Plogging

The Hindu 27 Dec 2020
About 400 volunteers, including senior police officials, participated in Salem Plogging on arterial roads in the city and collected 770 kg waste, incl .......

Ramky Enviro Engineers partners AH Investment for medical, hazardous waste treatment plant in Abu Dhabi

Business Line 22 Dec 2020
Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd (REEL) has signed a 10-year contract with Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center – Tadweer to promote sustainable waste management at the latter’s Eco Park complex in Abu Dhabi. The project aims at managing the medical and hazardous waste in Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra region....

As India goes down under Aussies scoring all time low, Ludhianavi fans disappointed

The Times of India 21 Dec 2020
LUDHIANA ... It was not expected from our team,” rued Sushma Puri, a Resident,Surya Enclave ... “I will not watch any further matches of this series as it is clear Indian team is not sweating out enough in the field to win matches so it's waste of my time to watch this tournament,” said Gurpreet Kaur Sethi, a resident of Salem Tabri ... Download ... City. ....

The Real Resistance Begins Now: 25 Groups That Will Keep Fighting No Matter Who’s President

CounterPunch 18 Dec 2020
We have a pretty clear notion of what this will mean ... P.O ... S ... BBC is fighting against factory farms, mega-landfills, and state policies and practices that result in water pollution, toxic waste, and desecration of sacred space ... Salem, OR 97301 ... Nukewatch conducted TrackWatch; a program to monitor and expose secret shipments of radioactive waste on U.S ... ....

Animals enjoying 'early Christmas' in Granville, says PNP councillor

Jamaica Observer 17 Dec 2020
During the meeting, councillor for the Mount Salem Division, Kerry Thomas (PNP), also complained about the poor collection of garbage in his area, particularly a pile-up of waste at a section of Vernon's Drive ... because 90 per cent or more of the waste is not from Mount Salem....

Tough tussle: Salem steps past Alliance Marlington

Richland Source 16 Dec 2020
Salem wasted no time, pushing in front and finishing in the same fashion during this 37-32 victory over Alliance Marlington in Ohio boys basketball on December 15. Last season, Alliance Marlington and Salem squared up on January 31, 2020 at ......

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