U.S. municipal solid waste: share of materials recovered 2014

This statistic represents materials recovered from municipal solid waste as a percentage of the total amount of municipal waste recovered in the United States in 2014. That year, 34 percent of metals were recovered.

Percentage of selected materials recovered from U.S. municipal solid waste in 2014

Share of materials recovered
Paper and paperboard64.7%
Metals34%
Other*29.1%
Glass26%
Rubber and leather17.5%
Textiles16.2%
Wood15.9%
Plastics9.5%
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014

Supplementary notes

* Collection of electrolytes in batteries; probably not recycled.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Trash disposal in the United States (Statista Survey)"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.