Solid Waste

The mission of the Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) is to protect health and improve environmental quality for all Tennesseans through responsive and effective oversight of waste management activities.

Solid waste may be defined as any useless, unused, unwanted, or discarded materials. Hazardous waste, problem waste, toxic substances, and recyclables may be distinguished from other solid waste. DSWM has established focused programs to address each of these.