Bossa tipus

English translation: Standard waste/rubbish/refuse

18:47 Nov 5, 2019
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics / Waste management
Catalan term or phrase: Bossa tipus
From the context, the term obviously refers to the overall mix of waste (i.e. the relative shares of the different fractions of waste out of the total, both in terms of the waste generated and collected) and not to any kind of bag but I was wondering if anyone had come across a better (or more official) way of saying it in English.

Examples:
"Composició bossa tipus a 2006 (títol d'un gràfic)"
"El primer pas per obtenir la bossa tipus de generació de Catalunya ha estat calcular la bossa tipus de cadascun dels municipis"
"... per a fraccions que estan incrementant la seva presència en la bossa tipus"

Thanks!
Tracy Byrne
Spain
Local time: 12:17
English translation:Standard waste/rubbish/refuse
Explanation:
I think 'bossa' is used to refer to the different kinds of rubbish (escombraries, brossa, residus, etc.) as a whole.

HOUSEHOLD TRASH: Collection services at recycling center provided by E-Z Trash. Prices vary from $4.00-$6.00, ask for current pricing. Residents can also contract with a hauler for curbside collection services, check out our list of Licensed Haulers on our website.
CLOTHING AND TEXTILES: Drop and Swaps are held annually, call for more information.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday – Friday, May through the end of September in Lyndonville, and special events throughout the District June – September. Call for details.

http://nekwmd.org/services/Sutton.pdf

Garbage, trash, rubbish, or refuse is waste material that is discarded by humans, usually due to a perceived lack of utility. The term generally does not encompass bodily waste products, purely liquid or gaseous wastes, nor toxic waste products. Garbage is commonly sorted and classified into kinds of material suitable for specific kinds of disposal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage

This is a more formal word for rubbish, garbage and trash. The pronunciation is /ˈrefjuːs/

https://speakspeak.com/confusing-words/rubbish-trash-garbage

Description
The System Hygiene Standard Refuse Sacks are high performance blended bags that are designed to hold medium duty waste. These bags will fit most dustbins up to 94 litre in size, and have 200 bags per case. CHSA accredited to hold 10kg of waste. These refuse sacks offer exceptional value for money and are manufactured from high performance recycled polyethylene.

https://www.systemhygiene.co.uk/standard-black-refuse-sacks-...

Who wants to waste time collecting all the rubbish and then hire a skip bin to dump the junk, when you can hire professionals for a one-time rubbish clearance? Of course, no one! We offer you a two-hour appointment with our team of Junk Hunters who get the job done in almost no time and let you have the peace of mind.

https://www.junkhunters.co.uk/birmingham-waste-collection/

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Tracy, glad to have helped. Thanks for the points!
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Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 12:17
Grading comment
Thanks for your suggestions. I think perhaps something general such as "Refuse" might be the best translation
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Standard waste/rubbish/refuse


Explanation:
I think 'bossa' is used to refer to the different kinds of rubbish (escombraries, brossa, residus, etc.) as a whole.

HOUSEHOLD TRASH: Collection services at recycling center provided by E-Z Trash. Prices vary from $4.00-$6.00, ask for current pricing. Residents can also contract with a hauler for curbside collection services, check out our list of Licensed Haulers on our website.
CLOTHING AND TEXTILES: Drop and Swaps are held annually, call for more information.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday – Friday, May through the end of September in Lyndonville, and special events throughout the District June – September. Call for details.

http://nekwmd.org/services/Sutton.pdf

Garbage, trash, rubbish, or refuse is waste material that is discarded by humans, usually due to a perceived lack of utility. The term generally does not encompass bodily waste products, purely liquid or gaseous wastes, nor toxic waste products. Garbage is commonly sorted and classified into kinds of material suitable for specific kinds of disposal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage

This is a more formal word for rubbish, garbage and trash. The pronunciation is /ˈrefjuːs/

https://speakspeak.com/confusing-words/rubbish-trash-garbage

Description
The System Hygiene Standard Refuse Sacks are high performance blended bags that are designed to hold medium duty waste. These bags will fit most dustbins up to 94 litre in size, and have 200 bags per case. CHSA accredited to hold 10kg of waste. These refuse sacks offer exceptional value for money and are manufactured from high performance recycled polyethylene.

https://www.systemhygiene.co.uk/standard-black-refuse-sacks-...

Who wants to waste time collecting all the rubbish and then hire a skip bin to dump the junk, when you can hire professionals for a one-time rubbish clearance? Of course, no one! We offer you a two-hour appointment with our team of Junk Hunters who get the job done in almost no time and let you have the peace of mind.

https://www.junkhunters.co.uk/birmingham-waste-collection/

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Note added at 1 day 15 hrs (2019-11-07 10:33:07 GMT) Post-grading
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Tracy, glad to have helped. Thanks for the points!

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 12:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks for your suggestions. I think perhaps something general such as "Refuse" might be the best translation
Notes to answerer
Asker: Yes, I think it refers to all the rubbish people (and companies) dispose of, though I need an official-sounding term to describe it. Perhaps your suggestion of refuse is the most suitable in British English... Thanks!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Adrian MM.: whilst preferring to dance the 'Bossa Nova', I wonder if this is in fact a ref. to the 'standard binned volume of refuse'.// Commiserations on the cold! Better move to a warmer, clime, ha, ha! (Very cold in Madrid in the winter, too).
11 hrs
  -> I've got a bad cold and don't feel up to any kind of dancing at the moment! You're right, a translation of the translation would be 'everything that's thrown away'. I suppose they use 'bossa' as they translate 'waste' as 'residues'. Thank you, Adrian :-)
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