U.S. food scraps, yard trimmings and other MSW waste generated 2017

This statistic shows the amount of food scraps, yard trimmings and other waste generated in the U.S. municipal solid waste stream in 2017. The United States generated around 40.67 million tons of yard trimmings that year.

Amount of food scraps, yard trimmings and other waste generated in U.S. municipal solid waste in 2017

Generation in million tons
Food scraps*40.67
Yard trimmings35.18
Miscellaneous inorganic wastes4.04
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Includes collection of other municipal solid waste organics for composting.

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