Wastes Control Act defines wastes as "substances that have become useless for human life or business operation" and finds their examples in "garbage, burned substances, sludge, waste oil, waste acids, waste alkalis, dead animal bodies etc.", classifying them largely into 'residential wastes' and 'business wastes' depending on the source and amount of generation.

Types of Wastes

Total waste generation is gradually growing, and municipal waste generation per capita was reduced from 1.3 kg/day in 1994 to 0.96 kg/day in 2010. In particular, the amount of waste landfilled or incinerated has been reduced greatly due to continuous increase of recycling since the implementation of the Volume Based Waste Fee System in 1995. Industrial wastes include general industrial waste, construction waste and designated waste, and among these, the generation of construction waste is gradually growing every year.

 Current Status of Municipal and Industrial Waste Generation 

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