What are the verbs for trash in a littering? Throwing away or dumping a trash? Thank you! I have looked it up in Merrian-Webster dictionary but find nothing.
There are a number of verbs used for garbage / trash:
“Throw away” is the one most commonly applied to garbage:
The US throws away almost half of the food we produce.
You can also use “throw out””
I don’t want this anymore, could you please throw it out for me?
In addition, in AmE, we use “take out the trash/garbage” to describe the act of throwing something away, most often to mean when you take a household trash bag to an outside garbage can:
As one of his chores, my son is supposed to take out the trash every day, but he usually forgets.
Litter is a specific kind of trash, usually to mean the stuff you see randomly discarded in public places and not properly placed in a trash can. Littering is the act of creating litter, to throw something out on the ground or anywhere other than a proper trash can.
Some other notes. In AmE it’s “garbage” or “trash” while in BrE it’s “rubbish”. The large receptacle to hold trash in AmE is a “trash can” or “garbage can” (although “bin” is becoming more common instead of “can”) while in BrE it’s “dustbin” or “rubbish bin”.