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.