U.S. municipal waste stream recovery by material 2017

This statistic represents the amount of materials that are recovered from the municipal waste stream in the United States in 2017, based on type of material. During this year, about 1.67 million tons of rubber and leather materials were recovered from the municipal waste stream. The most preferred component of the U.S. waste management hierarchy is source reduction and reuse.

Amount of municipal solid waste recovered in the U.S. in 2017, by material

Amount of waste in million tons
Paper and
paperboard
44.17
Food, yard trimmings,
and inorganic wastes
24.42
Metals8.33
Glass3.03
Wood3
Plastics2.96
Textiles2.57
Rubber and
leather
1.67
Other*1.45
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Includes waste from residential, commercial and institutional sources.

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