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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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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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? 52-year-old refuse collector, Gwilym Jones from Dyserth died three weeks after being hit by a car on Ffordd Llewellyn, Flint on July 25
Refuse collectors in Tunbridge wells, Kent, were injured when they were shot at with a ball-bearing gun.
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.
* An anonymous refuse collector who cares Name and address supplied
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.
If the refuse collectors are forced out of their jobs it is another redundancy payout situation, regardless of being offered a gravedigger's job, and I have nothing against this type of work, however the refuse collector will lose out on earnings.
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.
A care worker, for example, wanted the gardener's 40pc bonus and the attendance allowance paid to the refuse collector added to her salary.