Recovery of U.S. municipal solid waste for recycling from 1960 to 2015 (in million tons)

Recycling of U.S. municipal solid waste 1960-2015 This statistic shows the amount of materials recovered for recycling from the U.S. municipal solid waste stream between 1960 and 2015. In 2015, approximately 67.8 million tons of waste were recovered for recycling in the United States. Overall, the country generated some 262.4 million tons of municipal solid waste.
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Recovery for recycling in million tons
19605.6
19708
198014.5
199029
200053
200559.2
201065.3
201466.6
201567.8
Recovery for recycling in million tons
19605.6
19708
198014.5
199029
200053
200559.2
201065.3
201466.6
201567.8
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This statistic shows the amount of materials recovered for recycling from the U.S. municipal solid waste stream between 1960 and 2015. In 2015, approximately 67.8 million tons of waste were recovered for recycling in the United States. Overall, the country generated some 262.4 million tons of municipal solid waste.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1960 to 2015

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