U.S. per capita municipal waste recovered for composting 1990-2013

This statistic represents the per capita amount of material recovered from the municipal solid waste stream for composting in the United States from 1990 to 2013. In 2012, some 0.37 pounds of waste per person per day of municipal solid waste is recovered for composting. In 2013, California was ranked the highest in terms of households with composting programs.

Per capita material recovered for composting in municipal waste stream in the U.S. from 1990 to 2013

Amount of waste in pounds per person per day
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Release date

June 2015


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2013

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