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Garbage men picking up waste.

Waste, garbage, disposal, or trash were common terms for unusable materials and substances.

On an NX-class starship, almost everything was broken into its molecules and recycled including waste. This was done by the bio-matter resequencer. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

On the Federation space station K-7 in 2268, after Montgomery Scott asked Korax to take back an insult that he said about the USS Enterprise being a "garbage scow," he instead rephrased his insult to suggest that Enterprise "should be hauled away as garbage!" (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")

In 2286, when the HMS Bounty time travelled to San Francisco in 1986, they landed the cloaked starship in Golden Gate Park, where two garbage men were picking up the trash with their garbage truck. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

The outer layer of a space amoeba encountered by the USS Enterprise in 2268 consisted of space debris and waste. (TOS: "The Immunity Syndrome")

The Waste export industry was a powerful and profitable business within the Malon society. They employed waste controllers. (VOY: "Night", "Extreme Risk", "Juggernaut")

The waste processor was an occupation known to the Jye. (VOY: "Critical Care") On Earth they were called garbage men and aboard starships sanitation engineers. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; ENT: "Breaking the Ice")



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