Interested in Language
Expressing authority or control:
They also insist local authorities will still have some control over their own waste policies.
How do I understand "waste policy" here?
I've come across such collocations like
Zero Waste Policy
Nuclear Waste Policy
low-level radioactive waste policy
and so on...
But "waste policy" on its own sounds strange, doesn't it?
No, it's a policy on how they control waste.
Context would tell you what they are talking about. Could be how they handle household and commercial garbage collection and disposal. Could be about sewers. Could be about how industry has to dispose of hazardous materials.