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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Area Police Logs

The Salem News 01 Jul 2020
Police spoke with a driver from Commonwealth Waste who told him this was about the agreed time to be there ... Salem ... Officers went to the vicinity of Palmer and Salem streets, at 9.20 p.m., on a noise complaint ... The party was transported to Salem Hospital. An ambulance was dispatched�to 224 Salem St., at 4.35 p.m., for a� woman who was incoherent....

Reading the Greens: Cronan marks 15th year as Meadow's head pro

Gloucester Times 27 Jun 2020
Caddying at Salem Country Club, like so many Peabody and Lynn kids, in his case from 1979 to 1982, under Don Lyons and Jack Driscoll, Cronan played for George Hennessey and the Peabody High golf team ... After he graduated from Salem State he worked for Regional Waste Service, a company based in Peabody....

North Shore briefs

The Salem News 25 Jun 2020
Pastor Savage retires in Salem ... Arthur Savage is retiring as pastor of historic Wesley United Methodist Church (UMC) in Salem, on July 1 ... During his nine-year ministry in Salem, Rev ... For more information, visit greensalem.com/programs/compost, or contact Micaela Guglielmi, Waste Reduction Coordinator, at mguglielmi@salem.com....

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The Salem News 23 Jun 2020
Salem series explainscontact tracing ... Free PPE kits for Salem businesses ... Registration is required for a pick-up time at www.salem.com/PPE ... Salem namedTree City USA ... Salem to curbillegal fireworks ... For more information, visit greensalem.com/programs/compost, or contact Micaela Guglielmi, Waste Reduction Coordinator, at mguglielmi@salem.com....

Fayetteville to resume curbside recycling pickup

Arkansas Online 12 Jun 2020
Salem Road ... Additionally, two bulky waste events have been rescheduled. ... Salem Road, and the recycling and trash facility at 1560 S ... Bulky waste cleanup events are intended for large, bulky items that cannot fit into a resident's trash cart ... E-waste is accepted at the Happy Hollow ......

North Shore News Briefs

The Salem News 12 Jun 2020
Salem’s compost drop-off station at Mack Park has reopened 24 hours a day, seven days a week for compost drop off of food scraps and compostable kitchen waste only. Do not drop off yard waste here ... For more information, visit greensalem.com/programs/compost, or contact Micaela Guglielmi, Waste Reduction Coordinator, at mguglielmi@salem.com....

Brush collections to resume Monday

Winston-Salem Journal 28 May 2020
Brush collection and code enforcement in Winston-Salem will resume Monday, city officials said Thursday ... Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities temporarily waived yard-waste fees at the Forum 52 and Overdale Road yard-waste processing facilities for city residents while yard-waste and brush collections were suspended....

Could motels hit hard by coronavirus pandemic help answer Portland’s homeless shelter problems?

The Oregonian 27 May 2020
Jimmy Jones, executive director of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency based in Salem, said that six months ago, he would have been adamant that providing hotel rooms is a waste of precious homelessness dollars ... to deal with a growing homelessness crisis in Salem....

The Readers' Forum: Tuesday letters

Winston-Salem Journal 26 May 2020
Winston-Salem proud ... Liz Bergstone, in that article, is a great example of an international talent who decided to make Winston-Salem her home and still has an international reach ... Winston-Salem ... Winston-Salem ... I’m reluctant to waste ... Winston-Salem ... Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101....

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....

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 ... ....

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 ... ....

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. ....