c. Recycled Waste (Salvaged Waste). These are Items which may have
exceeded their life expectancy or use by an activity, but which may be useful elsewhere.
d. Hazardous Waste (Toxic Waste). Hazardous wastes are those wastes
exhibiting the properties of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or toxicity (such as
insecticides, herbicides, or rodenticides), or listed in 40 CFR 261.
Section II. REFUSE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL
The term "refuse" includes garbage, ashes, debris, rubbish, and other domestic
and commercial solid waste material. Not included are garbage or other salvageable
material sold under contract and delivered to a buyer at point of generation, regulated
medical waste, and hazardous waste.
a. Garbage. Garbage consists of animal and vegetable waste and containers
resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of foods. Edible
garbage, or hog food, is the portion of waste food that has been segregated for
recycling. Generally, garbage is buried in a landfill. It may also be incinerated
(although incineration of refuse is highly restricted because of environmental
regulations). Some living quarters and dining facilities have garbage disposal facilities.
Nonedible garbage (e.g., bones) is burned or buried.
b. Ashes. The residue from burned wood, coal, coke, and other combustible
materials. Ashes are usually buried in a landfill.
c. Debris. Debris includes grass cuttings, tree trimmings, stumps, street
sweepings, roofing and construction wastes, and similar waste material resulting from
maintenance and repair work. Some debris is recycled while other debris is disposed of
in a sanitary landfill or is incinerated.
d. Rubbish. Rubbish consists of a variety of waste material such as metal,
glass, crockery, floor sweepings, paper, wrappings, containers, carton, and similar
articles not used in preparing or dispensing food. Rubbish may be further subdivided
into combustible rubbish and noncombustible rubbish. Noncombustible rubbish
(rubbish that cannot be burned at temperatures produced by normal rubbish
incinerators [800F to 1,800F]) may be either disposed of in a sanitary landfill or
e. Regulated Medical Waste. Wastes containing biologic or pathogens
(including biological fluids such as cerebrospinal fluid, blood, and sputum) and
contaminated laundry should be considered pathogenic organisms and be treated as
regulated medical waste material. These wastes may cone from isolation wards, blood