Weight of materials discarded in the U.S. municipal waste stream 1960-2014

Total weight of materials discarded in the U.S. municipal waste stream between 1960 and 2014

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Release date

December 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2014

Supplementary notes

According to the source, discards include combustion with energy recovery. Does not include construction and demolition debris, industrial process wastes, or certain other wastes. Discards after materials and compost recovery.
Figures were compiled from several editions of the report.
Figures were rounded.

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