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Chapter 4 Science

Lesson 2 Waste and Disposal and Recycling

Municipal Solid Waste Waste produced in homes, businesses, schools and in a community
Incineration The burning of solid waste
Pollutant A substance that causes pollution
Leachate Polluted liquid produced by water passing though and dissolving chemicals from buried wastes in a landfill
Sanitary Landfill A landfill that holds nonhazardous waste such as municipal solid waste, construction debris, and some agricultural and industrial wastes.
Recycling The process of reclaiming and reusing raw materials
Biodegradable Capable of being broken down by bacteria and other decomposeres
Hazardous Waste A material that be be harmful if it is not properly disposed of
Created by: dguilliams