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see solid wastesolid waste,
discarded materials other than fluids. In the United States in 1996, nearly 210 million tons—about 4.3 lb. (2 kg) per person daily (up from 2.7 lb./1.2 kg in 1960)—were collected and disposed of by municipalities.
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See Garbage.


An approximately even mixture of garbage and rubbish by weight; contains up to 50% moisture and 7% incombustible solids. Also see trash.
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Cllr Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council's executive member for environment, said: "Our staff are the most important asset we have and our refuse collectors are part of the lifeblood of the town.
Refuse collectors in Tunbridge wells, Kent, were injured when they were shot at with a ball-bearing gun.
Anyone who worked for C Roberts, Breeze Hill, or as a refuse collector for Liverpool council should contact Ashwini Kamath at Irwin Mitchell on 0161 838 2397 or email ashwini.
The 20-year-old, who is studying Animal Studies at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, decided to post the footage on Facebook to highlight the good example set by the refuse collector.
Lot # 2: Refuse collection in robotic loading side (for chassis 26 t) - Firm phase: A refuse collector with robotic loading side (for chassis 26 t).
I said that I would put cardboard and plastic in a black bin liner but I was told not to as the refuse collector could not see what was in the bag.
firm order : A refuse collector to robotic side loading (chassis 26 t)
Flintshire council has confirmed that the refuse collector was with a bin lorry on a recycling collection round when the incident happened.
But it was not until a refuse collector was about to load the bin on to the lifting mechanism at the back of his lorry that the youth sprung open the lid of the three-quarters-full vessel and climbed out.
Contract notice: Acquisition of two heavyweights carriers equipped with a refuse collector with auxiliary crane recovery.
A care worker, for example, wanted the gardener's 40pc bonus and the attendance allowance paid to the refuse collector added to her salary.
5 tons of vehicle routing with the refuse collector to the Community of Communes Heart of the Var.