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SELECTIVE SORTING OF WASTE
Facility that receives and sorts recyclable material and then delivers it to a recycling center.
nonreusable residue waste
Waste that cannot be converted into useful matter for reintroduction into the production cycle.
Operation of compressing waste into layers 7 to 10 feet thick, and then covering them with at least 6 in of earth.
Technique used to dispose of waste consisting of burning waste material until it is sterile; the gases released do not cause pollution.
Paper and paperboard are usually separated by means of suction.
Paperboard and paper are compressed and wrapped separately before they are shipped to recycling plants.
Process by which waste is converted into useful raw material and reintroduced into the production cycle.
Operation of reducing plastic materials to flakes.
Pieces of glass are sorted by color (white, green or brown) using an optical detector.
Operation of compressing metal waste to facilitate shipment to recycling plants.
It is used to separate ferrous and nonferrous metals (e.g., aluminum, copper, lead) from other waste materials.
Collection of waste material sorted beforehand according to type, carried out by those who generate it (households and industry).
Continuous band on which waste is unloaded.
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