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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High 5 Plumbing lands first placement on annual Inc. 5000

Victoria Advocate 16 Aug 2022
16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- High 5 Plumbing, a family-owned and operated plumbing company serving residents in the greater Denver metropolitan area, has been recognized as one of America's fastest-growing private companies after being named to the Inc ... High 5 Plumbing attributes part of its growth to the company's progressive plumbing practices....
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New report shows 1.2 mil. Iowans in drought

Creston News Advertiser 12 Aug 2022
Plumbing and Appliances. ... A slow drip can waste as much as 170 gallons of water each day, or 5,000 gallons per month, and will add to the water bill. Insulate all hot water pipes to reduce the delays (and wasted water) experienced while waiting for the water to “run hot.”....
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Dwane Kenneth Stull of Newton Falls, OH

Garrettsville Villager 08 Aug 2022
He was born on Sept. 2, 1929, in Johnstown, PA the son of the late Kenneth Stull and Stella (Bloom) Stull ... 14, 1997 ... Stull Equipment for 40 years, and held a Waste Water Class III Operator License. He worked as a plumbing and electrical teacher at the Trumbull County Joint Vocational School (JVS) in Champion for over 14 years before retiring in 1992....
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Game changer for Colorado housing market: Company building 2 homes a week that sell in ...

CBS News 03 Aug 2022
One answer to Colorado's affordable housing crisis could lie in a factory in north Denver ... Today's modular homes have come a long way since the Sears Roebuck kits 100 years ago ... CBS ... "They'll put in any insulation, any plumbing ... In addition to more efficiency, Kunkle says there's less waste ... You're pre-cutting your plumbing, your wiring ... .......
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In towns plagued by raw sewage, EPA promises relief

Times Free Press 03 Aug 2022
(AP) — When there's heavy rain, human waste from the pond of sewage across the street from Charlie Mae Holcomb's home covers her front yard in rural Alabama ... don't have indoor plumbing and even more live with inadequate systems for carrying away human waste and stormwater, the agency said....
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Learn Plumbing or HVAC In Two Evenings a Week

The Pilot 02 Aug 2022
... plumbing trade, plumbing math, plumbing drawings, plastic pipe and fittings, copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, steel pipe and fittings, plumbing fixtures, introduction to drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and introduction to water distribution systems....
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Raw sewage plagues town where 85% of residents are Black, EPA promises relief

The Grio 02 Aug 2022
When there’s heavy rain, human waste from the pond of sewage across the street from Charlie Mae Holcomb’s home covers her front yard in rural Alabama ... don’t have indoor plumbing and even more live with inadequate systems for carrying away human waste and stormwater, the agency said....
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In towns plagued by raw sewage, including one in Alabama, EPA promises relief

Dothan Eagle 02 Aug 2022
HAYNEVILLE — When there's heavy rain, human waste from the pond of sewage across the street from Charlie Mae Holcomb’s home covers her front yard in rural Alabama ... don’t have indoor plumbing and even more live with inadequate systems for carrying away human waste and stormwater, the agency said....
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11,000 pot plants destroyed in 2 raids

Yahoo Daily News 30 Jul 2022
Jackson County Code Enforcement fined the property owner $36,000 for failing to obtain marijuana production approval, unapproved greenhouse structures, unpermitted outbuildings, unpermitted electrical, mechanical and plumbing installations and solid waste violations, the post said....

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