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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Pvt hospital fined Rs 25,000

The Times of India 05 May 2021
Salem ... for not disposing of medical waste as per the state government guidelines....
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Business Intel: Butcher shop to open in South Roanoke

The Roanoke Times 02 May 2021
Casey Fabris ... “I have all these relationships built with these wonderful farmers and I know how to do it and it kind of seems like a waste of all that effort if I don’t do it,” he said. Since the closing of O’Brien Meats in Salem in 2019, Thomas said there’s been a dearth of butcher shops in the region, making him confident there is a market for one....
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Keeping contaminants out

The Salem News 21 Apr 2021
SALEM — A garden at Winter Island is full of rocks ... Officials with the state's Office of Coastal Zone Management were in Salem Tuesday afternoon to visit the rain garden that was recently built on the northeast corner of the main parking area outside the Winter Island Park hangar....
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Keeping contaminants out: State officials review Winter Island rain garden, pledge support for more

The Salem News 21 Apr 2021
SALEM — A garden at Winter Island is full of rocks ... Officials with the state's Office of Coastal Zone Management were in Salem Tuesday afternoon to visit the rain garden that was recently built on the northeast corner of the main parking area outside the Winter Island Park hangar....
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Pittsgrove residents, officials readying for recycling meeting at county

Burlington County Times 16 Apr 2021
We are not certain that the benefits will outweigh the detriments to our community, thus, we now oppose this application for inclusion in the Salem County District Solid Waste Management Plan.”. That township’s endorsement was a prerequisite to the Salem County Solid Waste Advisory Commission agreeing to review the idea....
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Ask SAM: Will there be a fair this year?

Winston-Salem Journal 11 Apr 2021
Melissa Hall. Q ... T.R. and J.M. Answer. The City of Winston-Salem announced Thursday that city residents who are renewing their yard waste cart stickers will get a $5 discount because of the four weeks in the 2020-2021 service year collection was suspended ... Q ... P.H. Answer ... Q ... Dan Ebert, the president of Salem Landscaping ... Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101....
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Residents pushing back on recycling firm's expansion plan

Burlington County Times 06 Apr 2021
The Department of Environmental Protection at this time has not received a request for an amendment to the Salem County Solid Waste Management Plan ... The Salem County Solid Waste Advisory Council will consider the proposal at 6 p.m ... Written comments may be sent to Solid Waste Advisory Council, care of Salem County Improvement Authority, P.O....
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North Shore news in brief

The Salem News 06 Apr 2021
Salem High School at 77 Willson St ... for Salem� ... Salem’s compost drop-off station at Mack Park is 24 hours a day, seven days a week for compost drop off of food scraps and compostable kitchen waste only ... For more information, visit greensalem.com/programs/compost, or contact Waste Reduction Coordinator Micaela Guglielmi at mguglielmi@salem.com....
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Local sculptor Duncan Lewis does welded metals he calls “industrial folk art” and more

Winston-Salem Journal 04 Apr 2021
He is currently doing collaboration work with Mixxer, a makerspace, and Dent, a nonprofit that wants to reduce waste through the creative use of items, both in Winston-Salem ... and Dent, a nonprofit that wants to reduce waste through the creative use of items, both in Winston-Salem....
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Coronavirus: Al Ain incinerator gets Dh25m upgrade after surge in medical waste

The National 23 Mar 2021
Authorities have completed a major Dh25 million upgrade to a medical waste incinerator in Al Ain ... "Waste requires careful handling, especially in the wake of the pandemic that led to an increase in the generation of medical waste by healthcare facilities in the emirate," said Salem Al Kaabi, director general of Tadweer....
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To Dream Together: How ‘NubiYouth’ Supports and Connects Nubians Globally

Egyptian Streets 23 Mar 2021
People died and lost a lot of their family members, and I just don’t know how one can fix such a big issue,” Salem says, “instead of having our potential being invested into our community, a lot of is wasted on just trying to find a new way of life outside, and then this cycle continues.”....
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Ask SAM: Why is brush pickup taking so long in Winston-Salem?

Winston-Salem Journal 10 Mar 2021
Why is it taking so long for the city of Winston-Salem to pick up brush, limbs, Christmas trees, and that sort of yard waste? ... We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to provide these services to the citizens of Winston-Salem.” ... Fifth St., Winston-Salem ... 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem ... 3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem....
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Updates on What’s Happening at the Environmental Center

Cascade Business News 09 Mar 2021
APPLY TODAY!From the Rethink Waste Team Give your old clothes new life — Some creative ideas to turn well-loved clothes into useful items ... Ani and Megan from 107.7 The Beat chat about ways to reduce food waste ... Salem Watch 2021 ... Waste Legislation Update....
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