Recycling of U.S. municipal solid waste 1960-2015

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

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Recovery for recycling in million tons
201567.8
201466.6
201065.3
200559.2
200053
199029
198014.5
19708
19605.6
Recovery for recycling in million tons
201567.8
201466.6
201065.3
200559.2
200053
199029
198014.5
19708
19605.6
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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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