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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.

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Composting
A process by which biodegradable material, such as garden waste, is converted, in the presence of oxygen from the air, into compost.
In-vessel Composting
The method of composting that involves the decomposition of organic waste within an enclosed container, where moisture, temperature and odour can be regulated. Produces stable compost more quickly than windrow composting.
Windrow Composting
The method of composting that involves piling organic waste outside in long rows (windrows). Suited to producing large volumes of compost.
 
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