scrap heap

noun
1.
a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
2.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
Also, scrapheap.


Origin:
1830–40; scrap1 + heap

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However, wood has a finite life whether in buildings or in the scrap heap after
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