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Glossary

Biogas Methane Digesters - continues the anaerobic digestion of manure or other food scraps until the manure is a gas or biogas. Biogas is a mixture of methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, water, and solids. The methane is then burned to created electricity.

Comingle Recycling or Single Stream Recycling - put all your recycling materials into one container. Materials include approved paper, plastic, can, glass, and cardboard.

Fluorescent T5 Tubes - small, only 1.4mg mercury, recyclable, energy efficient light bulbs

Fluorescent T8 Tubes with Electronic Ballasts - energy efficient, environmentally friendly lightbulbs; have lowest levels of mercury, longest life, reduces energy costs, recyclable

Fluorescent T12 Tubes with Magnetic Ballasts - long life, high performance, low mercury, energy efficient, environmentally friendly

Fluorescent T5 Tubes - small, only 1.4mg mercury, recyclable, energy efficient light bulbs

Forest Stewardship Council - independent, non profit group that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests

HVAC Systems - Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditions Systems, helps maintain good indoor air quality through ventilation filtration and temperature comfort.

Post-consumer waste (PCW) - trash produced after someone has used it

Rural Biomass Energy - Trees, plants, manure, and waste are transformed through processes such as combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis to create biofuels, bioheat, or bioelectricity. These are used to create energy.

Waste Stream - The total flow of solid waste from homes, businesses, institutions, and manufacturing plants that is recycled, burned, or disposed of in landfills, or segments thereof such as the "residential waste stream" or the "recyclable waste stream"

 

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