The different Types of Waste

The different Types of Waste:

Household waste is waste that arises from houses, flats, labour camps, schools, universities and prisons.

Commercial waste comes from premises used for trade, business, and entertainment such as malls, shops and recreation areas.

Industrial waste is waste that arises from a factory or industrial process.

Agricultural waste comes from premises used for agriculture such as fruit and vegetable growing, seed growing, dairy farming, camel farming and other livestock breeding.

Medical waste comes from hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, dentists, surgeries etc. Wastes constituted wholly or partially of human or animal tissues, blood or other body fluids or excretions or drugs or other pharmaceutical products or bandages, needles, syringes, sharp medical objects or any other contagious, chemical or radioactive wastes produced by medical or nursing activities, treatment or health care, dentistry or veterinary and pharmaceutical practices or manufacturing, research, teaching, sample taking or storage.

Marine waste comes from boats and ships visiting or working.

Packaging waste comes from products made to be used for containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods from the producer to the consumer.

Hazardous waste arises from residues or ash of different activities and operations containing properties of hazardous substances.