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Liable to decay; subject to putrefaction.‘putrescible domestic waste’
- ‘The levy, payable by landfill site operators, was initially set at £2t - 1 for inert waste and £7t - 1 for putrescible waste, and raised £420m in its first year.’
- ‘However, what we do with our putrescible waste, and special waste comprising everyday household materials remains unanswered.’
- ‘Rubbish bins will only pong if putrescible materials are put in.’
- ‘The putrescible landfill materials have also been shown to be generating landfill gas in significant quantities.’
- ‘Tipping rights are the right to bring on to the land what I think is described as putrescible waste.’
- ‘The availability of canteen meals reduced the amount of vegetable and putrescible matter in the dustbin.’
- ‘Flammable gases, eg methane, may be produced on sites formerly used for the disposal of domestic waste or other putrescible materials.’
- ‘The process apparently neutralises the putrescible element of the waste and leaves it in a state where it can be disposed of more readily.’
Something that is liable to decay.
- ‘The average UK bin is made up of roughly 30% paper and card, 10% glass, 20% putrescibles, 10% plastics and another 10% metals.’
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