Waste and wastes are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or it is worthless, defective and of no use.

The term is often subjective (because waste to one person is not necessarily waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable). Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes (feces and urine) and surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.


United Nations Environment Program

According to the Basel Convention,

United Nations Statistics Division, Glossary of Environment Statistics

European Union

Under the Waste Framework Directive, the European Union defines waste as "an object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard."


There are many waste types defined by modern systems of waste management, notably including:

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SUE REID: The migrants trying to sneak BACK across the Channel who say coming to ...

The Daily Mail 04 Mar 2024
The dark-haired teenager puts his head in his hands and starts to cry. Tears well up in his eyes as he says pathetically. ‘I hate Britain and wish I had never come here. I want to go back to France ... He told us ... Now, he has a room in the Outreach centre, but he says his life is being wasted. A few years ago, he tried unsuccessfully to get a job in Leeds ... ....

Breaking down MMT’s guaranteed jobs scheme for fighting inflation

LA Daily News 03 Mar 2024
The whole problem is that creating jobs is an engineering problem, as the government can get more output (jobs) by simply putting in more inputs (money); creating jobs which aren’t wasteful, however, is an economic problem ... It was wasteful production—just like MMTers argue for wasteful jobs....

Letter: Two amazing employees

Vail Daily 03 Mar 2024
I want to publicly thank and recognize Dennis and Carlos with Vail Valley Waste for their work this week collecting our recycling ... Thank you, Vail Valley Waste, for building your business model on community satisfaction....

Church of England is blasted for trying to hire £36,000 a year

The Daily Mail 03 Mar 2024
The job advertisement, published on Tuesday, described the role as ensuring that 'structures, practices and behaviours' throughout the church allow UK minority ethnic people to 'flourish' ... The job advertisement comes just a week after the General Synod approved a motion that told all parishes to draw up 'race action plans'....

‘That’s stalker behavior’: Customer says DoorDash driver refused to leave order at the door, demanded ...

The Daily Dot 02 Mar 2024
User experiences of DoorDash and other food delivery apps can vary wildly ... "My friend ordered DoorDash," she says in the video ... "She said, 'Well, I marked it 'leave at door,' so handing it to me isn't part of your job,'" Rogers says. "He says, 'I can't believe you're wasting my time like this, you effing b-word.'" ... "That sounds so dangerous." ... ....

MTA chief says $15 congestion pricing is coming to NYC no matter what – as ...

New York Post 02 Mar 2024
6 ... James Keivom. “It’s time for all of you in the press to make it clear ... “This is not about whether we’re doing congestion pricing or not ... Why waste our time and yours?” 6 ... They note that the MTA loses millions of dollars a year to such issues as fare evaders and waste, money that could be available for improvements if the agency just did a better job....

How China’s “elderly volunteers” seek meaningful lives and open up new prospects for greying society

People Daily 02 Mar 2024
According to a 2021 report by Beijing Daily, over 9,000 seniors, with an average age of over 60, worked at the city's 1,556 bus stops and 321 metro stations, primarily as volunteers, providing volunteer services such as transportation guidance and waste sorting....

Stuart Deane: Suffering the loss of old friends

The Eagle-Tribune 02 Mar 2024
As we age, we deal with the loss of family and friends. The years go by, and the pace accelerates ... After years of discussing this experience, with some bitterness, he wrote, “Do you think there was a chance Casella knew how to motivate me and did a fine job? I do. If I have come this far, this discussion was not a waste of time.” ... ....

Question and answer session with Supervisor candidates

Red Bluff Daily News 02 Mar 2024
As a former United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran who supported the United States in war managing and maintaining an eight million dollar B-52 aircraft and a crew of five men is one quality, starting a management firm as owner/CEO from the ground up building it to a ......

Zoomlion Foundation Launches Agenda Zero Waste, Unveils Green Generation Champion

Ghana Business News 01 Mar 2024
He said the initiative also signified a momentous move to address waste management and climate change in the country ... ‘Achieving Zero Waste ... “Zoomlion has done a great job for us by offering us a lot of support including the provision of waste bins to promote waste management on campus,” he noted....

Declutter Life: The Importance of Junk Removal

GetNews 01 Mar 2024
In our modern consumer-driven society, the volume of waste we generate continues to escalate, placing immense strain on our planet's natural resources and ecosystems. From discarded electronics to furniture and household items, much of this waste ends up in overflowing landfills, where it poses significant environmental hazards....

Dwight Yorke fears he may have to BUY a football club to secure a head ...

The Daily Mail 01 Mar 2024
The ex-striker has seen a number of his old United teammates afforded the opportunity to coach in this county ... Yorke has seen several of his former teammates including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured) , who managed the Old Trafford club for almost three years, receive high-profile jobs ... 'It's a waste of time. You’ll never get a job in English football....

Sunak urges voters to ‘stick’ with Tories as he confirms 2024 General Election

AOL 01 Mar 2024
“If you want to see better schools, more economic growth, safer streets, and a government that works for the whole of Scotland, then every day that the SNP remain in power is a wasted day.”. His comments came as he insisted it was only the Tories who would protect jobs in the North Sea energy sector....