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Glossary of Terms
Acronyms are listed prior to definitions.
As provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and several other sources. This database will continue to grow with your contributions.

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Yard Waste— The part of solid waste composed of grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches, and other garden refuse.

Yellow-Boy— Iron oxide flocculant (clumps of solids in waste or water); usually observed as orange-yellow deposits in surface streams with excess iron content.

Yield— The quantity of water (expressed as a rate of flow or total quantity per year) that can be collected for a given use from surface or groundwater sources.