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Commercial waste, also known as commercial municipal waste fractions, mostly comes from the manufacturing industry or trade, but also from operations in the areas of administration, health, and similar. This waste includes packaging, paper and cardboard, plastics, styrofoam, wood, metal, glass and textiles, and in some cases also building rubble and organic residues. In principle, the composition of commercial waste is similar to that of household waste. Irrespective of the categorisation, commercial waste usually occurs in larger quantities and is delivered by container or truck. The waste generally has a higher calorific value than conventional household waste, and its composition fluctuates strongly.
In most countries, there are special rules and cost models for the disposal of commercial waste. The disposal itself is similar to that of common household waste. In most cases, commercial waste is recycled together with household waste using a waste-to-energy plant, or alternatively special waste incineration plants or DMS systems (Direct Melting System). The energy bound in commercial waste can be made accessible again by means of thermal recovery, and in addition, resources such as metals can be recycled by means of slag treatment. Modern plants for treating commercial and residual waste guarantee the environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient treatment and recovery of waste.