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HOUSEHOLD WASTE [1 record]

Record 1 2019-04-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Waste Management
DEF

Solid waste, composed of garbage and rubbish, which normally originates in a private home or apartment house.

OBS

Waste is considered to be an uncountable noun. However, it is often found in the plural form (wastes), particularly when speaking of different types of waste.

OBS

domestic waste: designation standardized by Environment Canada and the Translation Bureau for use in the Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Report.

Key term(s)
  • domestic wastes
  • household wastes
  • residential wastes

French

Domaine(s)
  • Gestion des déchets
DEF

Déchets issus de l'activité domestique des ménages, pris en charge par les collectes usuelles ou séparatives.

OBS

déchets ménagers : désignation normalisée par Environnement Canada et le Bureau de la traduction dans le cadre de l'Inventaire des émissions de polluants atmosphériques.

Key term(s)
  • ordure ménagère
  • déchet ménager
  • déchet domestique
  • résidu domestique
  • résidu ménager
  • déchet résidentiel

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Gestión de los desechos
DEF

Productos residuales, preferentemente sólidos, procedentes de usos domésticos, como restos de comida, envases, latas de conserva, residuos de calefacciones, etc.

Key term(s)
  • basuras domésticas
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