COMPOSTING OF MSW ORGANIC
The municipal solid waste (MSW) stream is diverse and contains a variety of organic and inorganic materials. Typically, the identifiable organic fractions include food waste and leaf and yard waste (L&YW).
SSO waste is a commonly used term that refers to the combination of the MSW organic fraction from residences and the industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) sector.
Food Waste (Kitchen waste)
Food waste represents a significant proportion of organic material found in residential waste. It is generated primarily by the residential and ICI sectors, and can be either postconsumer, originating from residential and commercial kitchens (i.e., restaurants and hospitals), or preconsumer, coming from distribution and retail agents (i.e., transporters and supermarkets). Food waste has a high moisture content, which can lead to the generation of leachate and odours during handling and processing.