U.S. municipal solid waste combustion with energy recovery 1970-2014

This statistic represents the annual percentage of municipal solid waste combusted with energy recovery from 1970 to 2014 in the United States. In 2014, 12.8 percent of waste generated was combusted in this way.

Percentage of U.S. municipal solid waste combustion with energy recovery from 1970 to 2014

Percentage of generation
19700.3%
19801.8%
199014.2%
200013.9%
200512.5%
201011.7%
201111.7%
201212.9%
201313%
201412.8%
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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2014

Supplementary notes

Includes combustion with energy recovery of MSW in mass burn or refuse-derived fuel form, and combustion with energy recovery of source separated materials in MSW (e.g., wood pallets and tire-derived fuel). 2014 includes 29,540 MSW, 520 wood, and 3,080 tires (1,000 tons).

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