Segregating various wastes at the point of generation (e.g., separation of paper, metal and glass from other wastes to make recycling simpler and more efficient).
The sorting of individual secondary materials at the point of collection or generation for recycling. Many curbside recycling programs require the hauler to separate paper, glass, metal cans and plastic containers into their appropriate bins on the truck when collected. (The Recycler's Lexicon: A Glossary of Contemporary Terms and Acronyms, Resource Recycling Inc., 1995).
To separate recyclables and nonrecyclables at the place where the trash is created. A curbside recycling program is an example of source separation.
In homes or commercial operations, waste is separated into categories for recycling, composting, or landfilling. This is a fancy name for separating your newspapers, glass, yard wastes, plastic bottles, etc. into separate containers or piles for waste processing.
the segregation of hazardous materials from non-hazardous materials to reduce the volume of hazardous waste that must meet special removal and disposal requirements; it is a method used by industry to control costs
Organizing materials by type (such as paper, metal, plastic, and glass) so that these items can be recycled instead of thrown away. For example, many of us separate these items from the rest of our household and office wastes. Industries also organize materials in this fashion.
setting aside of compostable and recyclable materials from the waste stream before they are collected with other MSW, to facilitate reuse, recycling, and composting.
Separation of recyclables from garbage at the source by individuals and businesses.
separation of recyclables or compostable materials by the waste generator prior to collection.
The practice of segregating materials into discrete materials streams prior to collection by or delivery to reprocessing facilities. This includes separation of recyclable material into its component categories, e.g. Paper, glass, aluminium, and may include further separation within each category, e.g. Paper into computer paper, office whites and newsprint.
Segregation of designated wastes at the point of generation, usually for the purpose of facilitating recycling or composting.
Where recyclable materials are separated into different types or grades by the person disposing of them. This is opposed to post-collection material sorting
Any method that separates waste from recyclables at the source. Such methods include curbside collection, buyback programs, and drop-off programs.
the practice of separating waste generated within each household or commercial operation into separate fractions such as newspapers, glass etc., and placing them in separate containers for recycling, composting, and disposal.
The separation of discarded material by specific material type at the point of generation.
separating materials (such as paper, metal, and glass) by type at the point of discard so that they can be recycled.
The segregation of materials from a waste stream at the point of generation.
The process of segregating various materials by type at the point of generation in order to manage them through recycling, composting or other waste handling systems.
The sorting of specific waste materials prior to their collection or deposition into a collection container.
Source separation problems in digital signal processing are those in which several signals have been mixed together and the objective is to find out what the original signals were. The classical example is the "cocktail party problem", where a number of people are talking simultaneously in a room (like at a cocktail party), and one is trying to follow one of the discussions. The human brain can handle this sort of auditory source separation problem, but it is a very tricky problem in digital signal processing.