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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Bullhorn Empowers Staffing Firms to Meet the Needs of the Candidate of the Future with ...

The Marshall News Messenger 15 Jun 2021
Customizable and easy to use, Bullhorn Connect empowers candidates to manage their work lives on their terms, with no delay or downtime, saving recruiters from doing the mundane tasks that would otherwise waste their time and resources, amplifying their ability to make human ......

Whicker: Basketball enters new era of unpredictability

Orange County Register 09 Jun 2021
Jaden Hardy is the next one ... “I don’t know about enticing high school kids to the G League ... Cronin also was recruiting Hardy ... “You have to evaluate who’s going to college, and you don’t want to waste time in recruiting,” Cronin said ... He has heard other coaches say they won’t recruit high school players more, preferring to chase a 20-year-old veteran ... ....

Critical Bus Driver Shortage In Resort Resulting In Service Cuts Amid Ridership Surge; Hourly Rate ...

The Ocean City Dispatch 08 Jun 2021
OCEAN CITY — With the peak season rapidly approaching, Ocean City still has a critical shortage of municipal bus drivers to meet the demand, although steps were taken this week to enhance recruitment ... “We’re still trying to aggressively recruit in the transportation department ... “We knew our recruitment of bus drivers was down....

UNC football finishes a busy first week of in-person recruiting. How will it help the ...

Burlington Times-News 08 Jun 2021
UNC football has wasted no time getting back to business ... 14 recruiting classes in 2020 and 2021, respectively. To date, UNC has four verbal commits in the class of 2022 (three of them are four-star recruits) and remains in the running for plenty of national prospects ... 5 overall national recruit Zach Rice of Liberty Christian Academy in Virginia....

Lane Tech baseball players learn new way of getting noticed

Chicago Sun-Times 05 Jun 2021
When schools went remote and sports halted in spring 2020, Lane Tech pitcher Anthony Scimone worried his chances of playing college baseball might be halted, too — that all his hard work to impress recruiters would go to waste. Because of coronavirus restrictions, recruiters ......

Springfield’s Anthony Brown starts recruiting sprint by turning heads at Ohio State

Springfield News-Sun 04 Jun 2021
Springfield receiver Anthony Brown is wasting no time making an impression on the recruiting world this month. With in-person recruiting restored by the NCAA, he went to Ohio State’s first one-day camp of the year and turned heads with his quickness and skill Wednesday ... Of recruiting, he said, “I’m just really taking it all in....

What's delaying recycling or trash collection in many South Jersey municipalities?

Burlington County Times 03 Jun 2021
“Increased competition for truck drivers has made retention difficult,” said Jerome Sheehan, director of the Burlington County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling. “We’ve taken steps to help OTC recruit replacements, but it takes some time to get everyone trained and familiar with the recycling vehicles....

'Kind of surreal': OSU's Alysen Febrey happy to face old team, Georgia Bulldogs, in WCWS

The Oklahoman 02 Jun 2021
“I tell our young kids all the time, if you’re not paying attention to what Alysen does every single day on our field, you’re wasting time ... When Febrey made her recruiting visit to OSU as a graduate transfer, she says she knew “after 10 minutes” that she wanted to become a Cowgirl....

Chelsea transfer news: Roman Abramovich personally driving Romelu Lukaku push - report

FourFourTwo 02 Jun 2021
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is personally overseeing the club’s pursuit of Romelu Lukaku, according to reports. The Blues have wasted little time in beginning their summer recruitment drive following Saturday’s success in the Champions League final ... Subscribe to FourFourTwo today and get a FREE England Euro 96 shirt!. NOW READ ... ....

Chelsea transfer news: Thomas Tuchel to be handed a £200m summer budget

FourFourTwo 02 Jun 2021
Thomas Tuchel will be handed a £200m transfer budget this summer after steering Chelsea to Champions League success, according to reports ... And the club has wasted little time in starting its recruitment drive ahead of next term, when Chelsea will hope to challenge for the Premier League title ... “It’s a constant thing to never deny change. ....

Husker Extra Recruiting Ticker, June 1: LSE 2022 prospect Jake Appleget picks up Husker offer

Lincoln Journal Star 01 Jun 2021
June is here and the NCAA’s year-plus, pandemic-induced recruiting dead period is officially history. As coaching staffs and recruits start interacting face-to-face for the first time since early 2020 and camps, visits and workouts ramp up quickly, the Journal Star will be regularly providing running updates ... Recruiting....

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