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Glossary of Waste Terms- P

Any material, container or wrappings, used for or in connection with the containment, transport, handling, protection, promotion, marketing or sale of any product or substance, including such packaging as may be prescribed.

Participation Rate
The percentage of household taking parting in kerbside recycling collection services by
Putting out their containers for collection at least once in a given period of time.

Polychlorinated biphenyls, a generic term covering a family of chlorinated isomers of biphenyl found in sewage outfalls and industrial and municipal solid wastes.

Putrescible Waste
Any waste which is subject to biological and chemical decomposition or decay.

Pay as You Throw: variable charging for waste collection.


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