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.
The administration has stressed the health department to take maximum hospitals into loop for adopting proper procedures regarding disposal of waste material.
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.
The 11,000 cubic metres of waste material, thought to have been dumped last September, covers the entire pump house as well as another building and sewage tanks on the land.
We were primarily concerned with the use of the material because it starts out as a waste material before it is processed," says Pugh.
1 -- 2 -- color) A truck is loaded with waste material to be hauled away from Smith & Thompson Pumping Co.
Madonna is now a waste material girl ( thanks to a new take on the traditional North-East hooky mat.
In total Walsh estimates that in Banda Aceh alone, between 7 million and 10 million cubic meters of waste material was generated by the tsunami.
Resulting in bodily injury or physical damage arising out of pollution or pollutants including radioactive and toxic waste material, but not including incidents caused by "hostile fire" unless such fire involves the management of waste materials or operations performed to test for, assess, modify, remove or clean up the effects of pollutants;
The action of the processor means that waste material is destroyed and compacted prior to extrusion.
As a result, very few new courses are being built now - except where the landowner or developer can partially fund construction by using inert waste material.

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