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UNIT IV According to our text book titled Basic Environmental Technology, “the term Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is generally used to describe most of the nonhazardous solid waste from a city, town, or village that requires routine or a periodic collection and transport to a processing or disposal site. Sources of MSW include private homes, commercial establishments (stores, offices, hospitals, and hotels), and institutions (e.g., schools), as well as industrial facilities” (Nathanson, n.a., 2015). These items are picked up by your local municipality vehicles and then taken to a local disposal site. Usually these items are not burnt but instead are dumped over a large area of land where must of your garbage, rubbish, and/or trash goes. Rather you call it trash, garbage or rubbish it is all the same and will end up in the same place. As stated in the paragraph above, it really depends on where you live at what you call the items that has to be picked up by your local trash company or dropped off by you. Let’s take a closer look at garbage, rubbish, and trash. Garbage contains putrescible or highly decomposable food waste, such as vegetable and meat scraps. Rubbish contains mostly dry, nonputrescible material, such as glass, rubber, metal cans, and slowly decomposable or combustible materials, such as paper, textiles, or wood objects. Trash includes bulky waste materials that generally require special handling and is therefore not collected on a routine basis.

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