U.S. municipal solid waste - discards to landfill and other disposal 1960-2014

This statistic represents the annual amount of municipal solid waste discards to landfill and other means of disposal from 1960 to 2014 in the United States. In 2014, about 135.9 million tons were discarded in these ways.

U.S. municipal solid waste discards to landfill from 1960 to 2014 (in million tons)*

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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2014

Supplementary notes

* Figures include landfilling after recycling and composting minus combustion with energy recovery. Includes combustion without energy recovery.

Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

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