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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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What does it mean when you dream about garbage?

Garbage in a dream often symbolizes discarding or expelling outworn ideas or eliminating stagnation in one’s life. It can also represent disposal of excesses that may have been overwhelming the dreamer. Smelling garbage may indicate rotting and decaying conditions.

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Animal and vegetable waste from restaurants, hotels, markets, and like installations; contains up to 70% moisture and up to 5% incombustible solids. Also see refuse, rubbish, and trash.
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The unconscious mind may be hinting to you that the time for “throwing out” unnecessary things is at hand. Letting go of clutter frees the mind and makes more room in the closet! The garbage in your dream could also represent those things from your past or in your life today that are not worth keeping or are literally rubbish. It has been said that “cleanliness is next to godliness, ” and there is something to that. Removing “garbage” from the mind, spirit, and body is not only necessary, but it is also at times accomplished in our dreams.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Before digging the trenches, residents had held a demonstration at the site to protest the dumping of garbage in the area.
For public convenience, he said there was also no tolerance at the departmental level for overflowing drains and garbage burning where people can send footage and snapshots of garbage burning on CDA's Whatsapp number 0335-5001213 (for garbage burning).
Mayor Ambrosio Cruz of Guiguinto said they started sending their garbage to a landfill in Clark, Pampanga, on Saturday after getting an approval from the municipal board.
Let's not include our f-ing garbage,' Locsin tweeted, adding: 'and remember the Canadian garbage was imported by f-ing natives of ours.'
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Another situation from 2012 ended up being fatal after a homeless man in Fort Worth, Texas, slept inside a garbage bin when a compactor truck came and began to empty the contents.
He said all the garbage was disposed off with in twenty-four hours but delay might be caused if the machinery was out of order.
Due to absence of a proper garbage collection system, especially in commercial areas and markets, people are forced to throw garbage in vacant plots or in streets.
class="MsoNormalHe, however, said the county government was also looking for quarries to dump garbage. We are still negotiating with some quarry owners so that we can dump garbage there since Mwakirunge is a temporary site," said Mr Chacha who observed that other people had been dumping waste at the VOK estate at night.
They said this big empty portion of KU land on the other side of the main University Road, just opposite the KU main gate and NED University that has been used as garbage dump for a long time.
Should garbage collection be fully automated or perhaps a hybrid system that incorporates a mixture of teleoperation principles and automation know-how?
The site was constructed in 2005 BS with the capacity to deposit garbage only for a period of two years post its construction.