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refuse:

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.

refuse

An approximately even mixture of garbage and rubbish by weight; contains up to 50% moisture and 7% incombustible solids. Also see trash.
References in classic literature ?
While he lived, he could claim nothing that she would not still be free to remonstrate against, and even to refuse. But-- the thought passed through her mind more than once, though she could not believe in it--might he not mean to demand something more from her than she had been able to imagine, since he wanted her pledge to carry out his wishes without telling her exactly what they were?
"Miss Woodhouse, as you will not give me your opinion, I must do as well as I can by myself; and I have now quite determined, and really almost made up my mindto refuse Mr.
"Woe to boys who refuse to obey their parents and run away from home!
"I never denied that you had a penetrating eye, and that was why I thought you would not refuse my brother Charles a thing so simple and so easy to grant him as what I ask of you in his name, my lord cardinal, or rather in my own."
He said to you: `If that vile Italian refuses the million we ask of him, sire, -- if we are forced, for want of money, to renounce diplomacy, well, then, we will ask him to grant us five hundred gentlemen.'"
Frequently I threatened that, if he did not do better, he should have another line: then he would stubbornly refuse to write this line; and I, to save my word, had finally to resort to the expedient of holding his fingers upon the pen, and forcibly drawing his hand up and down, till, in spite of his resistance, the line was in some sort completed.
Often she would stubbornly refuse to pronounce some particular word in her lesson; and now I regret the lost labour I have had in striving to conquer her obstinacy.
In MY childhood I could not imagine a more afflictive punishment than for my mother to refuse to kiss me at night: the very idea was terrible.
ALHAJI Amasa Al-Amin, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kwara, said on Thursday that the state government would soon introduce sanitary mobile courts to ensure proper disposal of refuse.
A statement availed to Nampa said the RTC and refuse removal contractors are hard at work to remove waste as per the operational plan.
Villagers are saying they will seek legal action against the barbers if they continue to refuse to giving haircut to people of SC community.