U.S. metal recovery rate - recovered from municipal solid waste 2017

This statistic represents the rate of metals recovered from municipal solid waste in the United States between 1990 and 2017, by type. In 2017, around 32.7 percent of ferrous metals were recovered in the United States.

Rate of metals recovered from municipal solid waste in the United States from 1990 to 2017, by type

Total metalsNonferrous (excluding aluminum)FerrousAluminum
201733.3%66.1%32.7%16.2%
201633.3%65%33%16.4%
201533.6%64.2%33.4%18.3%
201334.1%68.2%33%20%
201134.2%68.5%33%20.5%
201035.3%71.3%34.3%19.4%
200034.3%66.3%33.1%27%
199024%66.4%17.6%35.9%
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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Statistics on "Municipal solid waste in the U.S."

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