What is Solid Waste?
Solid waste is any discarded material that is identified by the Solid Waste Management Regulations under 9VAC20-81-95. It includes solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material. Types of solid waste are garbage, refuse, household hazardous waste, industrial waste, demolition waste, construction waste, debris, municipal waste, yard waste, and other discarded materials. Solid waste is generated by residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and many other operations. Requirements for solid waste management, including storage, treatment, and disposal, are provided in regulations adopted by the Virginia Waste Management Board.