Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8294

U.S. municipal waste stream: materials generation 1960-2018

Generation of selected materials in the U.S. municipal waste stream between 1960 and 2018

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Use Ask Statista Research Service

Release date

January 2021


United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, figures do not include construction and demolition debris, industrial process waste, or certain other waste streams. Generation before materials recovery or combustion.
* Includes electrolytes in batteries and fluff pulp, feces and urine in disposable diapers.
**In 2018, the food waste measurement methodology was expanded to include additional sources of generation and management pathways beyond composting, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling.
***miscellaneous inorganic wastes in municipal solid waste (MSW) in this analysis includes soil, bits of concrete, and stones.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Municipal solid waste in the U.S."

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.