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garbage:

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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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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garbage

[′gär·bij]
(computer science)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

garbage

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

garbage

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Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Garbage

(dreams)
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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I hear something banging around in your garbage cans. You want me to hold the light over the edge of the roof and turn it on?"
Down on the street someone is fussing around with the garbage cans in front of O'Heave's store.
SpectraSan 24 is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent that kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi, often found lurking in and around garbage cans, dumpsters, and waste receptacles.