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HOUSEHOLD WASTE

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French Equivalent: Ordures ménagères

Definition:
Household waste refers to waste material usually generated in the residential environment. Waste with similar characteristics may be generated in other economic activities and can thus be treated and disposed of together with household waste.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Waste

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 19, 2001