Term Definition
Solid Waste Trash and garbage without enough liquid to flow freely
hazardous waste ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic wastes that need special care in disposal
landfill (sanitary) site where garbage and trash are taken and covered daily with a layer of soil; a sanitary landfill keeps pest away, holds litter in place, reduces runoff of waste during rain, stops smell and prevents fires
litter trash scattered about indoors or outdoors
biodegradable able to be broken down into simpler products by microscopic plants and animals
compost a mixture of garbage and degradable trash with soil in a pile (Bacteria in the soil breaks down the garbage and trash into fertilizer that enriches the mixture)

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