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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

COFOG code 05.1

Structure   Notes

  • Division: 05 - Environmental protection
  • Group: 05.1 - Waste management


This Group is divided into the following Classes:

  • 05.1.0 - Waste management (CS)

Explanatory note

This group covers collection, treatment and disposal of waste.
Waste collection includes sweeping of streets, squares, paths, markets, public gardens, parks, etc.; collection of all types of waste, whether selective by type of product or undifferentiated covering all waste, and their transport to place of treatment or discharge.
Waste treatment includes any method or process designed to change the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of any waste so as to neutralize it, to render it non-hazardous, to make it safer for transport, to make it amenable for recovery or storage or to reduce it in volume.
Waste disposal includes final placement of waste for which no further use is foreseen by landfill, containment, underground disposal, dumping at sea or any other relevant disposal method.

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