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Waste stream

Waste stream

Describes the total flow of solid waste from homes, businesses, institutions, and manufacturing plants that must be recycled, burned, or disposed of in landfills; or any segment thereof, such as the residential waste stream or the recyclable waste stream. Read more..

Waste to energy (WTE)

Waste to energy is the term used to describe the conversion of waste by-products into useful electricity (steam-generated). The most common way WTE is produced by converting municipal solid waste (MSW is defined as residential and commercial refuse), and makes up the largest source of waste in industrialized countries. Read more..

Wastewater

Wastewater is a term used to describe the spent or used water from a home, community, farm, or industry that contains dissolved or suspended matter. However, wastewater is not just sewage. Defined as domestic, industrial, agricultural, and storm water flows that drain into sewage collection systems, wastewater reflects the geographic character of communities and environments. Read more..