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This glossary of terms was compiled from a wide range of sources and covers some of the most commonly used waste-related words and abbreviations.

Please select a letter from the A-Z index to find the definition of a term.

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Thermal Treatment
To break down using heat. The treatment of waste to recover energy, including gasification, incineration, and pyrolysis.
Treatment
Involves the physical, chemical or biological processing of waste to reduce its volume or harmfulness.
 
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