Waste management

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Waste management

The process of collecting, recycling, and disposing of waste materials produced by human activities. Waste management involves solid, liquid, and gaseous substances, some of which can be hazardous. As such, each requires a different method and procedure to process. Solid waste, such as wood, concrete, glass, drywall, and asphalt shingles, is the primary type of waste produced by buildings.

waste management

1. In the public sector, a systems approach to the efficient control of the disposal of waste in a community or region; requires the establishment of a policy regarding environmental standards, the collection and treatment of wastes, the monitoring of air, soil, and water quality, and the enforcement of established regulations.
2. In for-profit organizations, the carrying out of similar functions, with the exception of enforcement.
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Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Thursday (9 September) that the turnover in the Norwegian sewage and refuse disposal, sanitation and similar activities amounted to some NOK1.
This success coupled with advancement in waste disposal techniques like refuse disposal trucks and incinerators, greatly influenced waste management in Britain and many other places in the world.
So many retailers have reported higher refuse disposal costs that it is tracked here for the first time.
Stutzman Refuse Disposal, a subsidiary of Waste Connections Inc.
Refuse disposal company Biffa Waste is offering money to help biodiversity projects such as restoring meadows or preserving woodlands.
Lacey said a study of all options available for refuse disposal points to expansion as the best route.
Information on recycling or refuse disposal is on 01207-693693.
Chicago rules were established by the Chicago Suburban Refuse Disposal Corp.
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Domestic refuse disposal operations were expanded with contracts for building waste and recycling schemes.
NESWC's 23 communities have long-term refuse disposal contracts with the North Andover waste-to-energy plant, owned and operated by Wheelabrator Environmental Systems.
With the backing of councils in North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland, unions and the Learning and Skills Council, an initial group of more than 100 street cleaners and refuse disposal staff has now been presented with certificates for passing the course.