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Since the spring, the 54-year-old Montgomery County man has spent his daily walks into the District collecting garbage around the city, usually filling at least two trash bags with waste.

There’s a certain sense of accomplishment that comes from dutifully sorting soda bottles, plastic bags and yogurt cups from the rest of the garbage.

Separating food waste from your garbage can mean more space at the landfill, so governments won’t have to spend money and land on a new one.

So, if someone’s in a restaurant with me, and they eat a hamburger and they only eat half of it, I, in principle, will eat it, because it’s going to go in the garbage.

Don’t attempt to burn or bury it, either, as food waste and garbage is more difficult to burn than you think, and fire pits are one of the first areas wildlife investigate.

“Angry Birds is a small fun game plus a lot of pointless garbage,” Smith tells me.

“At worst, Eric picked up a garbage can, was told by police to put it down, and did,” his lawyer, Martin Stoler, insisted.

Brabner talked about the “MTV people” coming to Cleveland to get pictures of Pekar emptying the garbage and going bowling.

The kid moved again, slowly across the parking lot to the garbage bin.

Then he took the chicken and walked over to his spot near the garbage and sat down to eat it.

Above all, the doctor—the doctor and the purulent trash and garbage of his pharmacopoeia!

Foiled in this attempt they began to pelt them with garbage, so that soon their white robes were stained and filthy.

He would give me such words as "combustion," "garbage disposal," "bonded indebtedness" and so on.

The pigsties have no more smell than the stables, because the manure is removed, and no garbage is allowed to accumulate.

He had a couple of dingy wash-boilers which he had picked up from the big garbage-dump near the race-track.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to garbage, such as: debris, detritus, dreck, dregs, dross, and filth.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.