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solid waste

All types of waste material,not necessarily contaminants.
References in classic literature ?
Here was a great hole, perhaps two city blocks square, and with long files of garbage wagons creeping into it.
First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
For this man was that hybrid of tramp-land, an alki-stiff that has degenerated into a stew-bum, with so little self-respect that he will never "boil-up," and with so little pride that he will eat out of a garbage can.
A mound of garbage crowned with the dead body of a dog ar rested us not.
The action was taken after uncollected garbage had piled in the town's streets for nearly three weeks.
Sarwat Shah, a private employee told this scribe that mostly in the late evening hours garbage was set ablaze in the vicinity of Zero Point; at times releasing thick smoke screens in the ambiance.
Local officials have started diverting garbage to sanitary landfills in Pampanga, Rizal and Tarlac provinces to avert a looming garbage crisis after a landslide prevented the collection of trash from several Bulacan towns.
on Wednesday repeated his earlier statement that the Canadian garbage will be returned to Canada on May 15.
Aside from treating his guitar like he does his skateboard, Mike is known to eat discarded food from garbage cans religiously.
A Pennsylvania man ended up stuck inside a garbage truck early Thursday morning after falling asleep in a dumpster.
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Climate Change and Sanitation Directorate of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) joined hands for launching adequate service delivery on payment following the practices of international world to improve the standard of sanitation and garbage disposal in municipal limits.
A street child collects garbage in Katamyia district- Cairo/Egypt Today/Maher ISkander CAIRO - 30 March 2019: Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy announced on Saturday that 18.8 million tons of garbage have been collected from all 27 governorates between July 2018 and February 2019 in addition to three million tons of garbage that have accumulated over several years.