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Percentage of metals in discarded U.S. municipal solid waste 1960-2014

The statistic shows the percentage of metals in total municipal solid waste discards in the United States between 1960 and 2014. In 2014, metals accounted for 9.4 percent of total municipal solid waste discards.

Percentage of metals in total U.S. municipal solid waste discards from 1960 to 2014

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Release date

December 2016


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 waste streams, or certain other waste streams. Discards after materials and compost recovery.
Figures were compiled from several annual reports.

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