Garbage and Refuse Disposal

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Garbage and Refuse Disposal, the collection and dumping or destruction of food waste and other discarded material. The proper disposal of such wastes is important because they contain matter that can decompose quickly and create unsanitary conditions. In urban areas, the wastes are usually picked up at least once a week for disposal. In some cities this service is operated by private companies; in others, by a department of the city government.


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