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Busch Systems Glossary Terms


What is a Municipal Recycling Facility (MRF)?

A Municipal Recycling Facility (MRF) is a location where waste is taken to be separated and processed before being sold to manufacturers for reuse. Households leave recyclable refuse out on the cu...


What is Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)?

Municipal Solid Waste, also called garbage or trash, is nonhazardous disposable materials generated by households, institutions, industries, agriculture, and sewage. It is ...


What is Magnetic Separation?

Magnetic separation is a method of waste management where magnets are used to separate metal from refuse. This is most common in single and mixed streams of ...


What is a Marine Protected Area (MPA)?

A marine protected area (MPA) is ocean space that protected against human activities or where such activities are strictly regulated by federal, state, territorial, local, or tribal laws. These reg...


What is a Mass Burn Facility?

A mass burning facility is a location that processes municipal solid waste through incineration. They are often used in waste-to-energy conversion and require minimal pre-processing before burning ...


What are Materials?

In the Resource Center, Materials is referred to as all recyclable, organic, and non-recyclable items that are disposed of at a waste and recycling stations. ...