This review evaluates industrial waste: its definition, components and types, and then its impact on the soil. the remarkable development in industry in recent times and its progression forward led to more secondary products, which at present constitute one of the most important problems facing the scientist. The researchers discuss the extent to which they can be used in soil stabilization by reviewing most of the research and studies on industrial waste and soil. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of using industrial waste in treating soil problems at the lowest possible cost without resorting to other alternatives. This paper also presents the role of society in reducing its environmental damage by reviewing researches and studies on recyclable materials and the most applicable at present by the industry, which is a suitable idea to incorporate the best-recycled materials in the construction of roads and engineering facilities. These steps came after taking the processes of recycling and reusing industrial waste in many forms and methods, and according to the nature and type of waste and the purpose of its reuse, in addition to the state and nature of the material with which these wastes are used.