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'''Garbage''', or '''trash''', is the byproduct of the disposed waste created by a society.  The term '''garbage''' is more or less a 'catch-all' term for items that are viewed as disposable, or that can be "thrown away".  Other terms that may be used to describe garbage are '''waste''', '''litter''', '''refuse'''; however these terms often mean something specific when used in appropriate context, e.g. ''human waste''.
 
'''Garbage''', or '''trash''', is the byproduct of the disposed waste created by a society.  The term '''garbage''' is more or less a 'catch-all' term for items that are viewed as disposable, or that can be "thrown away".  Other terms that may be used to describe garbage are '''waste''', '''litter''', '''refuse'''; however these terms often mean something specific when used in appropriate context, e.g. ''human waste''.
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==Trash Management==
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Garbage, once disposed of, is usually collected by a waste-management company (which may be a [[municipality]]) or a privately run contract, depending on the agreement made by the government of the city, county, state, or country.  After it is collected, it is hauled away by trucks to either [[dumps]], or to processing facilities where it is then filtered of recyclable materials and then incinerated, pulverized, or deposited at another location.
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Disposal of trash can be a problem in itself: if not managed correctly, sites where trash is deposited can over-run into the main populace areas of the city.  Currently [[Naples]],[[Italy]] is experiencing a major problem with trash building inside the city limits due to excess waste produced by the population and the handling of the trash management contract by the local [[mafia]].

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Garbage, or trash, is the byproduct of the disposed waste created by a society. The term garbage is more or less a 'catch-all' term for items that are viewed as disposable, or that can be "thrown away". Other terms that may be used to describe garbage are waste, litter, refuse; however these terms often mean something specific when used in appropriate context, e.g. human waste.

Trash Management

Garbage, once disposed of, is usually collected by a waste-management company (which may be a municipality) or a privately run contract, depending on the agreement made by the government of the city, county, state, or country. After it is collected, it is hauled away by trucks to either dumps, or to processing facilities where it is then filtered of recyclable materials and then incinerated, pulverized, or deposited at another location.

Disposal of trash can be a problem in itself: if not managed correctly, sites where trash is deposited can over-run into the main populace areas of the city. Currently Naples,Italy is experiencing a major problem with trash building inside the city limits due to excess waste produced by the population and the handling of the trash management contract by the local mafia.