Garbage Cycle Definition and Meaning

What is the Garbage Cycle?

The garbage cycle is a traditional and unsustainable way of treating human waste.

The cycle of garbage begins with the consumption and deposit of waste in traditional garbage containers.

The second step is the transfer of the garbage. Traditional garbage containers are transferred to final waste disposal sites, unlike garbage in a recycling cycle that would be transferred to recycling plants for special treatments for subsequent reuse.

The third step in a traditional waste cycle is its reception at the landfills. Landfills are the only authorized places to receive garbage and in them garbage should be treated in the best possible way in order to reduce the environmental impact it can cause.

There is a quantity of garbage that does not reach landfills or recycling centers, but unauthorized landfills and landfills where it does not receive treatment and has a negative impact on the environment.

The fourth step is the compaction of the garbage in the sanitary landfills to later be covered by soil. The waste is arranged in layers and is treated and waterproofed in order to optimize the environmental effect.

The end of the waste cycle is the closure of the sanitary landfill when its useful life ends. The area is waterproofed and isolated so that it does not generate harmful environmental impacts.

In the cycle of traditional garbage distinction is made between the organic waste from inorganic waste.

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What is the Garbage Cycle

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