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CHAPTER 17 - Solid Waste Management and Disposal

solid waste unwanted objects or particles that accumulate on the site where they are produced
mining waste waste from the processing of rock from mining operations. It includes solid materials that are typically dumped on the land near the milling site and liquid wastes typically stored in ponds
agriculture waste waste from the raising of animals and harvesting and processing of crops and trees
industrial solid waste a wide variety of materials such as demolition waste, foundry sand, scraps from manufacturing processes, sludge, ash from combustion, and other similar materials produced by industry
municipal soild waste (MSW) all the waste produced by the residents of a community
municipal solid waste landfill a waste storage site constructed above an impermeable clay layer that is lined with an impermeable membrane and includes mechanisms for dealing with liquid and gas materials generated by the contents of the landfill
incineration method of disposing of solid waste by burning
mass burn a method of incineration of solid waste in which material is fed into a furnace on movable metal grates
mulch an organic material that is used to cover the soil
composting the process of harnessing the natural process of decomposition to transform organic materials into compost, a humus-like material with many environmental benefits
source reduction reducing the amount of solid waste generated by using less, or converting from heavy packaging materials to lightweight ones
recycling the property of materials that indicates the degree to which a material is likely to react vigorously to water or air, or to become unstable or explode
Created by: Jessica C