The waste type categories should include a two set codes - one for municipal solid waste and one for idustrial waste.
The waste type category is a two level system. The details of the coding system can be found in the Phase 1 Classification and Categorisation report and in the Table 1 and Table 2.
A material that the possessor considers not to have sufficient value to retain (tchnobanoglous, 1993)
Any change in the design, manufacturing, purchase, or materials or products (including packaging) to reduce the amount or toxicity before they become municipal solid waste (MSW). Source reduction also refers to the reuse of materials (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1999b)
Waste Reduction and Minimization
Activities that reduce the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of in landfills or incinerated, such as recycling, off-site composting, reuse, reprocessing and remanufacture. However, waste reduction does not reduce the amount of waste generated.
Reuse and Refurbishing
A source reduction activity involving the recovery and reapplication of a package used product, or material in a manner that retains its original form or identity, such as refillable glass bottles, reusable plastic storage containers, or refurbished wood pallets (US EPA 1999b).
Landfill is a term used to describe the physical facilities used for the disposal of solid wastes and solid waste residuals in the surface soils of the earth.
Incorporates the planning, design, operation, environmental monitoring, closure and postclosure control of landfills.
A term assigned to waste disposal with little or no thought for the long term protection of public health and the environment.