household wasteI wanna know about a classification of householda waste, if I could say that.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Until about a decade ago, people just through out anything they no longer needed. Then cities began realizing they could make money off of some of the things people were throwing out, and they began forcing people to recycle bottles, cans and paper products at the least.
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gcollins5 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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How you classify household waste depends upon your purpose in asking. In general, the easiest method of "classification" would be: 1. compost (able to be buried, burned (not recommended) or piled - generally yard waste and food items 2. recyclable (everything from bottles to glass to clothes to cardboard boxes) 3. trash (general waste suitable for a landfill) 4. sink disposal (mostly liquids, some food products if you use a garbage disposal) 5. hazardous (batteries, lightbulbs, chemicals, fertilizer, cleaners, paint, etc - in general, things you should not dump or put in the regular trash)

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The various categories of waste are classified by several criteria: source generators, the state of aggregation, the physico-chemical properties,origin. 
 1. Source
1.1 Industrial waste (waste from food industries, mining, energy, chemical, metallurgical, petroleum, chemical, etc.) 1.2Construction waste(concrete, mortar, rubble etc.)
1.3 Agrozootechnical waste (animal droppings, scraps of feed, various vegetable scraps, herbicides, fertilizers, fungicides, etc.) 1.4 urban waste
1.4.1 waste - from daily household activities: trade, restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, etc.. Domestic waste are generated by the population, but include similar waste generated by industrial operators or traders: the old and damaged objects, cardboard, paper, fabrics, glass,  food scraps, ashes, plastics, packaging etc. 1.4.2 Street waste: litter swept on the streets, litter in parks, public places, streets depositions, etc.

1.4.3 Wastes from commercial business of any kind, especially: degradable products, plastic packaging, paper, cardboard


1.4.4 health wastes from health institutions: hospitals, polyclinics, dispensaries, dental offices, private clinics, they have a high potential infectious, thus they are presenting a high degree of risk, so handling, transport and treatment is achieved by means and specific methods.


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