U.S. municipal solid waste recovery per person 1960-2015

This statistic shows the per capita amount of materials recovered (recycled or composted) from the U.S. municipal solid waste stream between 1960 and 2017. In 2017, approximately 1.13 pounds of waste per person were recycled per day in the United States.

Volume of municipal solid waste recycled and composted per capita between 1960 and 2015

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2015

Supplementary notes

* Composting of yard trimmings, food and other municipal solid waste organic material. Does not include backyard composting.

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