Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)


Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) —more commonly known as trash or garbage—consists of everyday items we use and then throw away, such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, and batteries. This comes from our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses.

Grinding it can be a dirty business but is often a part of long term plans for many landfills and municipalities to reduce MSW volume and fill rates, wear on machinery, and help material decompose faster.