Percentage of paper and paperboard in municipal solid waste generation in the U.S. from 1960 to 2014

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Percentage of paper and paperboard

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The statistic shows the percentage of paper and paperboard in total municipal solid waste generation in the U.S. between 1960 and 2014. Paper and paperboard accounted for 26.5 percent of total municipal solid waste generation in 2014.
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Release date
December 2016
United States
Survey time period
1960 to 2014
Supplementary notes
According to the source, figures do not include construction and demolition debris, industrial process wastes, or certain other wastes. Generation before materials recovery or combustion.
Figures were compiled from several annual reports.

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