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Glossary of Waste Terms- D

In relation to waste, includes any of the activities specified in the Third Schedule of the Waste Management Act.  Waste disposal activity shall be construed accordingly.

Diversion rate
The amount of material diverted from disposal by waste reduction (source reduction, recycling, composting, etc), measured as a percentage of total waste arisings.
(Note: 'Disposal' can refer to both landfill and incineration, with or without energy recovery)

Drop-off Centres
A scheme, which provides facilities in high-density areas, where waste, may be deposited by members of the public.

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