municipal solid waste

Synonyms

MSW, residential trash, commercial trash, municipal waste

Definition

Garbage or refuse - non-hazardous discarded material - generated in residential, commercial, institutional, and light industrial settings.

Wikipedia definition:

Municipal solid waste (MSW), commonly known as trash or garbage in the United States and as refuse or rubbish in Britain, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public. "Garbage" can also refer specifically to food waste, as in a garbage disposal; the two are sometimes collected separately.

Source: Wikipedia - Municipal solid waste