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:

Latest News for: Waste recruitment


EXCLUSIVE: Top-200 RB Terrance Gibbs reveals decision in commitment video

Leesburg Daily Commercial 31 Jul 2021
Terrance Gibbs, a top-200 overall recruit, is ready to announce his college destination ... On the trail.Gibbs wastes no time checking out schools with dead period lifted. His recruiting process dates back to eighth grade, when he played varsity at Master's Academy in Oviedo ... 17 running back and the 187th recruit nationally in the 247Sports Composite....

How to write a creative, personal CV (and keep it professional)

Stylist 30 Jul 2021
It can be difficult to represent yourself accurately via your CV but it’s even more important now recruitment has moved online for the most part ... Jasmine says that including your photo also makes non-biased recruitment even more difficult. Look out for any other details on your CV that are wasting space, like shapes or even white space....

Angelina College soccer releases 2021 schedule

The Lufkin News 30 Jul 2021
The wait is over. Not just for Angelina College soccer fans, but also for the program’s head coach, as well ... “We’re very excited ... We’ve had a year to plan and to recruit some good people into our program ... 26 ... Stewart said the year away from live competition wasn’t wasted; he and his staff spent the time recruiting and planning the program’s return ... .......

Illinois Schools Struggle To Fill Teaching Vacancies; One District Hires International Teachers To Meet The Needs

CBS Sports 24 Jul 2021
Frontline is a company that helps K-12 schools recruit and train educators ... Now, there are just three because of aggressive recruiting strategies which include sign-on bonuses and compensation for candidate referrals. In 2018, the district created and invested in a recruiter position, which led to 23 new teachers, Desmoulin-Kherat said....

Live campaign events are back...

Democratic Underground 23 Jul 2021
Thanks to your help, our incumbent Senate Democrats broke more fundraising records last quarter. Our most targeted incumbents brought in substantial hauls – and we need to be sure that over the summer, we continue to build on that momentum ... Republicans are already running ads and recruiting competitive candidates, so we don’t have a moment to waste ... ....

HPU 52nd foundation day: Future of country depends on what ideas students have, says guv

Hindustan Times 22 Jul 2021
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 10.35 PM IST ... Meanwhile, Student Federation of India (SFI) activists staged a protest at the university against the “backdoor” recruitments and “wasteful expenditure”, alleging that the university authorities flouted the norms while making recruitments during the tenure of incumbent vice-chancellor ... .......

Hourly Workers Are Demanding Better Pay and Benefits—and Getting Them

Time Magazine 22 Jul 2021
In April, national garbage collection and recycling company Waste Management ... After it announced its educational benefit, Waste Management’s May recruiting drive attracted 1,200 people; the company made 420 offers, and 70% of those people have started working for the company....

'Preserve the old to make hi-tech Hyd most livable city’

The Times of India 21 Jul 2021
To begin with, Hyderabad needs to start scientifically enumerating its weak zones that fall behind in education, community health services, drinking water, waste-water management, and sanitation services ... Also, garbage collection and waste disposal must be streamlined, and community healthcare workers recruited en masse ... Segregate, reuse waste....

Leistikow: What's the deal with Iowa football's recruiting slump?

The Register-Mail 21 Jul 2021
Director of recruiting Tyler Barnes alluded to negative tactics against Iowa in a cryptic July 1 tweet that said, "Recruits, if a school has to negative recruit nonstop against one of your top choices, stop and think for a second why they are wasting all that time rather than trying to show you what they are truly about."....

Somerset waste collections hit by Covid app pings to staff

BBC News 20 Jul 2021
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) managing director Mickey Green said ... He said they recruited 30 drivers in June to help meet demand. SWP runs waste and recycling collections across the county on behalf of all the four district councils and Somerset County Council ... All delays to general waste and recycling collections will be posted on the SWP website....

Celtic leave Kristoffer Ajer and Olivier Ntcham out of Champions League squad

FourFourTwo 19 Jul 2021
“I can’t afford to waste time on anyone other than the ones who are here and committed to being here.”. Recent recruit Osake Urhoghide is in Postecoglou’s squad but fellow new signings Liel Abada and ......

Frazier pivotal in Illinois landing Epps

The News-Gazette 14 Jul 2021
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois wasted exactly zero time getting involved in Jayden Epps’ recruitment when he decommitted from Providence in mid-May ... “I think that was one of the biggest factors in his recruitment,” Team Loaded (Va.) assistant coach Stef Welsh told The News-Gazette. “Chester had been recruiting Jayden since he was in the ninth grade....

Labor shortage to blame for long-standing piles of garbage in Port St. Lucie

WPTV 13 Jul 2021
Lucie are pleading with Waste Pro, the city's garbage service, to find a solution to long-standing trash in residential areas ... said Keith Banasiak, Waste Pro Senior Vice President ... Waste Pro has hired a full-time recruiter to help combat the shortage....