Percentage of U.S. municipal solid waste recovered for recycling 2017

This statistic represents the percentage of materials recovered for recycling, collected from solid municipal waste in the United States between 1960 to 2017. In 2017, some 35.2 percent of municipal solid waste generated in the United States was recovered for recycling.

Percentage of U.S. municipal solid waste recovered for recycling from 1960 to 2017

Recovery for recycling
201735.2%
201635.1%
201534.7%
201034%
200531.4%
200028.5%
199016%
19809.6%
19706.6%
19606.4%
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2017

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