Municipal solid waste. Garbage, refuse, and other discarded materials resulting from residential, commercial, industrial and community activities. Does not include hazardous waste, animal waste used as fertilizer, or sewage sludge.
Municipal Solid Waste. Waste material that is collected from homes and businesses. Waste materials from industrial processes that are not considered safe to place into landfills are not allowed to become MSW, and recycled materials are not included in MSW. MSW is referred to in common parlance as garbage.
Municipal Solid Waste. A phrase for garbage generated from residential, commercial, institutional and industrial sources that falls into six basic categories-durable goods, non-durable goods, containers and packaging, food wastes, yard trimmings and miscellaneous organic and inorganic wastes. Wastes from these categories include appliances, newspapers, clothing, food scraps, boxes, disposable tableware, office and classroom paper, wood pallets and cafeteria wastes. (Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1994 Update, prepared for U.S. EPA Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste Division Office of Solid Waste, November 1994). Macromolecule A molecule of high relative molecular mass, the structure of which essentially comprises the multiple repetition of a number of constitutional units
Municipal Solid Waste. Household waste and any other wastes collected by the Waste Collection Authority, or its agents.
Municipal Solid Waste. MSW includes all the solid waste that is collected by (or on behalf of) the local authority. This includes all solid waste from households and some of the waste produced by businesses.
Municipal Solid Waste. MSW—more commonly known as trash or garbage—consists of everyday items such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, batteries etc.
The EPA (1998c) defined municipal solid waste as "a subset of solid waste and as durable goods (e.g., appliances, tyres, batteries), non-durable goods (e.g., newspapers, books, magazines), containers and packaging, food wastes, yard trimmings, and miscellaneous organic wastes from residential, commercial and industrial non-process sources (p. II-2)
Municipal solid waste. Garbage, refuse, trash and other solid waste from residential, commercial, and industrial activities.
municipal solid waste. Any organic matter, including sewage, industrial, and commercial wastes, from municipal waste collection systems. Municipal waste does not include agricultural and wood wastes or residues.
Municipal Solid Waste. urban refuse collected for landfilling and including paper, organic matter, metals, plastic, etc., but not certain agricultural or industrial wastes.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES. Household waste and other wastes collected by a waste collection authority or its contractors, such as municipal parks and gardens waste, beach cleansing waste and any commercial and industrial waste for which the collection authority takes responsibility.
An acronym for "municipal solid waste"
Municipal Solid Waste. Waste which is collected by local authorities. This is mainly composed of household waste but also includes waste from civic amenity sites, street sweepings, local authority collected commercial and industrial waste, etc.
Municipal Solid Waste. "Regular" garbage from non-industrial sources, such as residential homes, restaurants, retail centers, and office buildings. Typical MSW includes paper, discarded food items, and other general discards. Green waste is considered MSW and includes yard clippings, leaves, trees, etc.
Municipal Solid Waste. garbage generated by residences and small businesses.
Municipal solid waste. is, for the purposes of this report, the total amount of solid waste (waste + recyclable materials) arising from households and domestic premises. MSW is divided into domestic waste and household recyclable material.
municipal solid waste. Solid waste originating from homes, industries, businesses, demolition, land clearing, and construction.
Municipal solid waste. trash or garbage. In the U.S., we generate approximately 4.5 pounds of waste per person per day.
municipal solid waste. waste generated in households, commercial establishments, institutions, and businesses. MSW includes used paper, discarded cans and bottles, food scraps, yard trimmings, and other items. Industrial process wastes, agricultural wastes, mining wastes, and sewage sludge are not MSW.
See: Municipal solid waste.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE. Residential and commercial trash and/or garbage generated by a particular municipal area.
Residential solid waste and some nonhazardous commercial, institutional, and industrial wastes.
Municipal solid waste. waste generated in households and assimilated waste generated in commercial establishments, institutions, and businesses. MSW includes used paper and cardboard, waste wood, plastic bottles, metal packaging and drink cartons, organic waste such as green waste, vegetable, fruit and garden waste and non-recyclable residual waste.
Municipal Solid Waste. Waste material from households and businesses in a community that is not regulated as hazardous.
Municipal Solid Waste. residential and commercial solid waste generated within a community.