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

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

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Source

Release date

January 2021

Region

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.

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