Is a discipline associated with the control of generation, storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing and disposal of solid waste in a manner that is in accordance with the best principle of public health, economic, engineering, conservation, aesthetic, public attitude and environment.
There is 6 functional elements :
1) Waste generation
2) Waste handling and separation, storage and processing at source
4) Separation and processing and transformation of solid waste
5) Transfer and transport