Scrap is not waste and recycling is not disposal. Scrap is manufactured into valuable, specification-grade commodities that are used to make new products. Waste is material that has no further use and is land- filled or incinerated. Too often laws and regulations lump scrap and waste together, which can have the unintended consequence of making recycling more difficult for individuals and businesses. Recognizing the difference is critical to promoting sustainability in our communities.