waste material

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Noun1.waste material - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwantedwaste material - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
dross, impurity - worthless or dangerous material that should be removed; "there were impurities in the water"
exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste products
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
filth, skank, crud - any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
sewage, sewerage - waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
effluent, sewer water, wastewater - water mixed with waste matter
food waste, garbage, refuse, scraps - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
rubbish, trash, scrap - worthless material that is to be disposed of
slop - (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand; "she carried out the sink slops"
toxic industrial waste, toxic waste - poisonous waste materials; can cause injury (especially by chemical means)
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And then the visitors were taken to the other parts of the building, to see what became of each particle of the waste material that had vanished through the floor; and to the pickling rooms, and the salting rooms, the canning rooms, and the packing rooms, where choice meat was prepared for shipping in refrigerator cars, destined to be eaten in all the four corners of civilization.
The party descended to the next floor, where the various waste materials were treated.
He said that directives had already been issued for the prompt removal of the waste material of sacrificial animals so that the citizens may not had to face any sort of inconvenience.
"This study has shown that, by combining waste material with pyrolysed biomass (charcoal), the number of nutrients escaping can be significantly reduced.
As we noted in the said editorial, anytime it rains in Ghana, the streets in our big cities - Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi - are flooded because waste material we have deposited in our gutters impede the free flow of the flood waters.
The Freeze Trim deflashes parts using cryogenic freezing, and separates the sprue and/or waste material from the finished parts.
"We should not be seen as a recipient, officially or unofficially, of waste material coming from other countries," added the senator.
For this purpose, officers as well as officials of the company were motivating the general public not to throw waste material openly but it should be dumped in waste containers, he added.
The water commission also issued an order to the authorities to stop throwing waste material into the sea and establish treatment plants in the surroundings of all industrial units.
AN operation to tackle a fire at a shed containing waste material is expected to continue into today.
Despite her qualification in a totally different field, Ms Boemo Tiragalo, 27, has ventured into a business of recycling waste material to use in designing different appealing fashion accessories.
Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that rains from Hurricane Harvey damaged a temporary protective cap on a pit of toxic sludge along the San Jacinto River east of Houston, exposing "underlying waste material."

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