refuse heap

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refuse heap - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matterrefuse heap - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dump - a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
References in periodicals archive ?
In exploring the varieties of natural knowledge in the early modern era, the contributors pay tribute to the work of Allen Debus, whose own endeavors cleared the way for scholars to examine subjects that were once snubbed as suitable only to the refuse heap of the history of science.
Charity shops rely on dealers to buy bags of clothes they are throwing out, otherwise they would be put on the refuse heap.
Manila's once-notorious symbol of poverty ''Smoky Mountain,'' the refuse heap near Manila Bay, is now covered with earth.
Let's also not forget that, located less than a mile from the dump, is the Metropolitan Water District's Jensen Filtration Plant - the primary source of drinking water for residents throughout the city of Los Angeles, unprotected from the waste stored uphill in this urban refuse heap.
This issue, we launch a new column bravely devoted to bringing you the best news stories you may have missed in the progressive media, and pretty much anything else of interest that comes across the refuse heap I like to call my desk.
Between hunting and fishing excursions, Krantz led Swain and his partner, Jeff Sullivan, on tours of Native American cultural sites, including a burial ground and a midden, or refuse heap.
She can attenuate fear, open the Elysian doors, and even give, in the face of the world's refuse heap, an immaculate sense of life.
Toilet was thrown on the refuse heap after a woman had released herself on a suitable material.
The refuse heap from the mission's early days provides graphic evidence of how the natives were forced to adapt to life without their traditional obsidian and chert tools, instead using iron implements given to them by the Spanish and bottle glass.
Archaeologists can use GPR to detect ancient roads or architectural features, such as walls and floors, and refuse heaps, wells, old riverbeds or even tools.