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SALVAGE OR SALABLE MATERIALS - Metal scrap, scrap lumber, crating materials,
empty barrels, boxes, textile bags, waste paper, cartons, kitchen waste,
and similar materials which are reclaimable or have sales value for basic
material content. These items are processed through Defense Reutilization
and Marketing Office (ORMO) and disposed of in accordance with Defense
Reutilization and Marketing Manual (DoD 4160.21-M).
SANITARY LANDFILL - A facility for the disposal of solid waste which meets the
criteria of Section 6944 of RCRA; i.e., there is no reasonable probability
of adverse effects on health or the environment from disposal of solid
waste at such facility.
SCAVENGING - The uncontrolled and unauthorized removal of materials at any
point in the solid waste management system.
SCRAP - Discarded or rejected material or parts of material that result from
manufacturing or fabricating operations and are suitable for reprocessing,
but excluding paper, cardboard, newspaper, and all high-grade paper to be
source separated in accordance with EPA solid waste guidelines.
SEGREGATION OF MATERIALS - The process of sorting refuse, debris, and salvage
and placing the sorted materials in designated receptacles at the pickup
station.
SLUDGE - Any solid, semisolid, or liquid waste generated from a municipal,
commercial, or industrial wastewater treatment plant, water supply
treatment plant, or air pollution control facility or any other such waste
having similar characteristics and effects.
SOLID WASTE - Garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water
supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other
discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained
gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and
agricultural operations, and from community activities. Solid waste does
not include solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage, or solid or
dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges
which are point sources subject to permits under 33 USC 402 of the Federal
Water Pollution Control Act, or source, special nuclear, or byproduct
material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT - The purposeful, systematic control of the generation,
storage, collection, transport, separation, processing, recycling,
recovery, and disposal of solid wastes.
SOLID WASTE STORAGE CONTAINER - A receptacle used for the temporary storage of
solid waste while awaiting collection.
STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE - Containment of hazardous waste, either on a
temporary basis or for a period of years, in such a manner as not to
constitute disposal. A generator may accumulate hazardous waste onsite for
90 days or less without a storage permit or without having interim status
provided that the hazardous waste is stored in such a way as to meet the
requirements of 40 CFR 262.34. A generator who accumulates hazardous waste
for more than 90 days is an operator of a storage facility and is subject
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