Integrated waste management is defined by the US EPA as a process that uses a combination of techniques and programmes to manage the municipal waste streams. It is based on the fact that the 'waste' stream is made up of distinct components that can be managed separately.
the complementary use of a variety of waste management practices to safely and effectively handle municipal solid waste. These practices include source reduction, recycling, composting, combustion, waste-to-energy, and landfilling.
The safe handling of municipal solid waste. This includes source reduction, recycling, composting, combustion and landfilling.
The planned handling of solid wastes in a manner which treats the wastes as a whole through an array of possible techniques, including source reduction (also called "waste prevention"), recycling and composting, incineration or other transformation with or without energy recovery.
Coordinated use of a variety of waste management methods.
a solid waste management system that manages waste using a combination of methods, including waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting of yard waste and food waste, resource recovery through mixed municipal solid waste composting or incineration for energy recovery, and land disposal, in that order of preference.
a planned approach to managing waste which includes a number of techniques, usually with an emphasis on minimizing the amount of waste requiring disposal.
the complementary use of a variety of practices to handle municipal solid waste safely and effectively. Integrated waste management techniques include source reduction, recycling, composting, combustion, and landfilling.
The use of a combination of waste management techniques that ranks the preferred methods in the following order: avoid, reuse, recycle, dispose.
Using a variety of practices to handle municipal solid waste; can include source reduction, recycling, incineration, and landfilling.
a solid waste management strategy that utilizes more than one of the following