Material able to decay naturally and harmlessly.
The kerbside container used throughout the East Riding to collect recyclable materials from householders.
Best Practicable Enviromental Option (BPEO)
The outcome of a systematic and consultative decision-making procedure which emphasises the protection and conservation across land, air and water.
The process of burning. For example, fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas.
Waste materials produced by businesses and industry.
Decaying plant material which is added to earth to improve its fertility and structural quality.
Spoil the purity of something or make it poisonous.
An item, or items intended to be thrown away after use such as nappies.
The power from something such as electricity or oil, which can do work such as providing light and heat. Household waste that cannot be recycled at the moment, can also be used to generate heat energy used to produce electricity.
The air, water and land in or on which people, animals and plants live.
Local authorities are set stringent targets by central government to reduce the overall volume of biodegradeable waste sent to landfill. These take the form of regulations, taxes and allowances.
Refuse from household collection rounds, waste from street sweepings, public litter bins, bulky items collected from households and wastes which householders themselves take to household waste recycling sites and bring sites.
Post, usually advertising products or services, which is sent to people although they have not asked for it.
Getting rid of large amounts of rubbish by burying it, or a place where rubbish is buried (landfill site).
Coming, or derived from living plants and animals.
To collect and treat rubbish to produce useful materials which can be used again, sometimes as completely different products.
Top use something again, either for the same or different purpose.
Things such as minerals, forests, coal, etc. which exist in a place and can be used by people and the wider society.
Causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time.
A theoretical framework which acts as a guide to the waste management options which should be considered when assessing Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO)