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putrescible

(pyo͞o-trĕs′ə-bəl)
adj.
Subject to putrefaction.
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* Putrescibles household wastes that can be composted: kitchen wastes, some green wastes, paper, paperboard and textiles health FFHW = Fermentable fraction of household wastes SIMLAR WASTES Community Ordinary wastes Wastes of business and * Wastes of administration green not collected public: together by the * Fairs and public service markets * Ordinary * Clean and waste in road mud mixture purification * Mud * Greases purification * Greases * Used oils * Debris and rubble * WHRNI * Wastes related to use automobile * TWDQ.
Landfilling of putrescible waste (organic matter that rots) is being progressively banned across Europe between now and 2010.
The only thing lacking is a scratch and smell card, allowing the reader to savour the smell of putrescible (I am reliably told, this is one of Pauline's favourite words!) garbage which I am sure most will be grateful for.
It is understood that the cabinet was asked to consider the financial consequences of complying with Mr Purchon's recommendations, including the immediate halt to the disposal of household, biodegradable and putrescible waste at the site.
This high proportion of vegetable and putrescible material (much higher than that commonly found in northern Europe or the U.S.) makes the waste very suitable for composting.
During wet weather the greatly increased flow would flush out the putrescible wastewaters.
Waste disposal sites accepting putrescible wastes (hereafter referred to as landfills) often attract birds, especially gulls (Laws spp.; Kihlman and Larsson, 1974; Burger and Gochfeld, 1983; Horton et al., 1983; Greig et al., 1986; Coulson et al., 1987; Patton, 1988).
Refuse that finally reached the disposal site was therefore considered to be without potential use and need be allowed to rot away if putrescible, or corrode away.
Characteristics of an urban environment such as New York City (NYC), including readily available putrescible waste and ample subterranean infrastructure, make it highly attractive to the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus).