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")

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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