Non-Hazardous Waste Quick Finder
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EPA defines solid waste as any garbage or refuse, sludge from a wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities. Nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste.
Choose from the solid waste types below to learn more.
- Municipal solid waste is commonly known as trash or garbage.
- Industrial waste is made up of a wide variety of non-hazardous materials that result from the production of goods and products.