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Glossary of Waste Terms- B

Best available technology not entailing excessive cost.

Biodegradable Waste
Waste which is capable of decomposition by living matter.

Bring Banks
Individual stand alone waste recovery units within a neighbourhood civic amenity site or drop off-centre; for example, bottle bank, can bank, textile bank.

Buy-back Centre
Centres where recyclable wastes may be brought and sold for economic reward.

Builders Spoil
Waste produced from construction or demolition activities.  The materials usually include concrete, bricks, timber, soil, metals, glass, packaging material and rock.


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