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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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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]] (also known as landfills), 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<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/05/naples.protest.ap/index.html|publisher=CNN|author=Associated Press|date=2008-01-05|accessdate=2008-01-09|title=Clashes as Naples' trash piles up}}</ref> due to excess waste produced by the population and the handling of the trash management contract by the local [[mafia]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/07/naples.rubbish.background/index.html|publisher=CNN|author=Vinci, Alessio|date=2008-01-08|accessdate=2008-01-09|title=Why Naples is drowning in garbage}}</ref>.
 
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<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/05/naples.protest.ap/index.html|publisher=CNN|author=Associated Press|date=2008-01-05|accessdate=2008-01-09|title=Clashes as Naples' trash piles up}}</ref> due to excess waste produced by the population and the handling of the trash management contract by the local [[mafia]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/07/naples.rubbish.background/index.html|publisher=CNN|author=Vinci, Alessio|date=2008-01-08|accessdate=2008-01-09|title=Why Naples is drowning in garbage}}</ref>.
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Throughout history, there have been creative ways of disposing of trash.  One option is to mix layers of solid waste (non-liquid and non-gaseous waste) with layers of soil.  This was done to create [[Mount Trashmore]] Park, located in [[Virginia Beach]], VA.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.virginia.org/site/description.asp?attrID=24654|title=Mount Trashmore Park:Virginia is for Lovers|publisher=Virginia Tourism Corporation|accessdate=2008-01-10}}</ref>.  Mount Trashmore is approximately 165 acres of composted trash, reaching 60 feet high and spanning over 800 feet long.
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This page is about garbage, the refuse of society. For the band, see Garbage (band).

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 (also known as landfills), 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[1] due to excess waste produced by the population and the handling of the trash management contract by the local mafia[2].

Throughout history, there have been creative ways of disposing of trash. One option is to mix layers of solid waste (non-liquid and non-gaseous waste) with layers of soil. This was done to create Mount Trashmore Park, located in Virginia Beach, VA.[3]. Mount Trashmore is approximately 165 acres of composted trash, reaching 60 feet high and spanning over 800 feet long.


References

  1. Associated Press (2008-01-05). Clashes as Naples' trash piles up. CNN. Retrieved on 2008-01-09.
  2. Vinci, Alessio (2008-01-08). Why Naples is drowning in garbage. CNN. Retrieved on 2008-01-09.
  3. Mount Trashmore Park:Virginia is for Lovers. Virginia Tourism Corporation. Retrieved on 2008-01-10.