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Sanitation and waste disposal

binman

noun

someone whose job is to collect rubbish from people’s houses

bonfire

noun

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

dump

noun

a place where large amounts of waste are taken, usually outside a town

dumping ground

noun

a place where large amounts of waste are taken and left

dustman

noun

a man whose job is to collect the rubbish from outside people’s houses. The American word is garbage collector.

garbage collector

noun

a dustman or refuse collector

garbage disposal

noun

waste disposal

garbageman

noun

a dustman or refuse collector

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 scrapyard

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

litterbug

noun

someone who drops litter in public places

litter tray

noun

a container that holds cat litter

put the rubbish out

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

refuse collector

noun

someone whose job is to collect rubbish

sanitation

noun

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

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 place where you take rubbish and leave it

tip

verb

to take rubbish somewhere and leave it there

waste

adjective

used for storing or moving waste substances

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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