Percentage of U.S. municipal solid waste discards to landfill 1960-2014

This statistic represents the municipal solid waste discards to landfill and other means of disposal between 1960 and 2014 in the United States. In 2014, 52.6 percent of all waste were discarded in these ways.

Percentage of U.S. municipal solid waste discards to landfill between 1960 and 2014*

Percentage of discards
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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2014

Supplementary notes

* Includes 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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