garbage collection


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garbage collection

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(Computer Science) computing a systems routine for eliminating invalid or out-of-date data and releasing storage locations
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Noun1.garbage collection - the collection and removal of garbagegarbage collection - the collection and removal of garbage
pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"
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Contract award notice: Provision of housekeeping of common parts and discharge of garbage collection
Municipal dustmen are urging their employers to seriously consider clustering garbage collection services and avoid outsourcing to private companies to save future jobs in local government and reduce costs, a trade union representative said on Friday.
ISLAMABAD -- The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI)'s proposed project to outsource garbage collection in all the 50 union councils of Islamabad seems to be a pipe dream because of the poor financial health of the corporation.
On garbage collection, Sonko said the county has advertised for garbage collection contracts which will be transparently awarded at ward level and the programme managed by MCAs.
By COLLINS OMULOThe Nairobi City County government will launch rubbish containers at the ward level, estates and in the central business district to ease garbage collection in the county.
Our authorities should initiate contingency measures so that garbage collection will not be hampered," she said.
In contrast, garbage collection and other related activities were given a whopping P381.
The author, who has technical experience in parallel computing, operating system, compiler, and runtime technologies, describes types of virtual machines, their core components and virtual instruction set architecture, and data structures; the design of an execution engine, garbage collection, and threading; supports in virtual machines, including native interface, stack unwinding, garbage collection support, runtime-helpers, exception-throwing, finalization and weak references, and modularity design of virtual machines; the optimization of garbage collection for throughput, scalability, and responsiveness, as well as concurrent moving collection; and optimization of thread interactions, including optimizing monitor performance and hardware transactional memory-based design.
KARACHI -- Over-population, traffic management and garbage collection are some of the main problems of the metropolis.
Manama, Jul 3 (BNA): Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Engineer Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf today conducted a field visit to the Southern Governorate to follow up the progress of garbage collection in Northern and Southern governorates after the Spanish company "Urbaser" took over the assignments as of the first of July 2016.
Be'ah has floated tenders inviting private parties to carry out the task of garbage collection in the governorate.
Summary: Five weeks ago, the closure of the Naameh landfill meant the abrupt suspension of garbage collection in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.