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municipal solid waste
Waste produced in homes, businesses, and schools.
The burning of solid waste
Polluted liquid produced by water passing through buried wastes in a landfill.
A landfill that holds nonhazardous waste such as municipal solid waste and construction debris.
The process of reclaiming and reusing raw materials
Capable of being broken down by bacteria and other decomposers.
The process of helping biodegradable wastes to decompose naturally
A material that can be harmful if it is not properly disposed of.
Water stored in underground layers of soil and rock.
A substance that causes pollution
The water and human wastes that are washed down sinks, toilets, and showers
A chemical that kills crop-destroying organisms.
Particles of rock and sand