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