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Sanitation and waste disposal

binman

noun

a garbage collector

bonfire

noun

a large fire built outside for burning waste. People also have bonfires at parties or celebrations.

curbside collection

noun

an arrangement, usually made by a local government, for collecting waste materials to be recycled and garbage from outside the homes and businesses of the people in a community

disposal

noun

a garbage disposal

dump

noun

a place where large amounts of waste are taken, usually from a number of towns

dumping ground

noun

a place where large amounts of waste are taken and left

dustman

noun

a garbage collector

garbage collector

noun

someone whose job is to collect the garbage left outside in bags or cans

garbage disposal

noun

a piece of electrical equipment under the kitchen sink (=container for holding water and for washing dishes.) that cuts food waste into very small pieces so that water will carry it away

garbage dump

noun

a public area, usually outside of a town, where people can leave their garbage

garbageman

noun

a man whose job is to collect garbage

garbage truck

noun

a large truck used for collecting garbage

graveyard

noun

a place where things that are old, broken, or no longer wanted have been left

incinerator

noun

a machine that destroys waste or other material by burning it

junkyard

noun

a place that buys machines and other things that are old, not useful, or broken, and sells them or their parts to other people

landfill

noun

a large hole in the ground where waste from people’s homes or from industry is buried

landfill

noun

the process of burying waste in a landfill

litter

verb

to leave litter in a place

litter box

noun

a container that holds cat litter

litterbug

noun

someone who drops litter in public places

put the garbage/trash out

to put waste outside your house so that it can be collected and taken away

sanitation

noun

conditions and processes relating to people’s health, especially the systems that supply water and deal with human waste

sanitation worker

noun

someone whose job is to take waste and garbage from people’s houses

scrapyard

noun

a place where you take old or broken vehicles or machines so that their parts or metal can be sold

tip

noun

a dump where you leave garbage

tip

verb

to dump garbage

waste

adjective

used for storing or moving waste substances

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