Materials recovery from U.S. municipal solid waste 1960-2017

This statistic represents the amount of materials recovered annually from solid municipal waste from 1960 to 2017 in the United States. In 2017, some 94.2 million tons of materials in weight were recovered from municipal solid waste streams.

A list of the materials generated in municipal solid waste in the United States can be found here.

Materials recycled and composted from U.S. municipal solid waste from 1960 to 2017

Recovery for recovery in million tons
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures were compiled from several editions of the report.

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