MSW – things or goods, which have lost their consumer characteristics, the most part of consumption waste. MSW are also divided into scraps (biological solid waste) and municipal garbage (non-biological solid waste of artificial or natural origin). (Chemistry - № 10. — 2001. )
Morphological content of MSW is quite heterogeneous and differs, depending on the climate zones : paper, cardboard, food waste, wood, metal, ferrous and non-ferrous, textile, bones, glass, leather, rubber, stones, plastic, screenings etc.