U.S. freight movement mode share - waste and scrap shipments 2015

This statistic represents the shipping of waste and scrap in the United States in 2015, by transport mode and weight. Here, just under 600 million tons worth of waste and scrap was transported by truck in 2015.

U.S. waste and scrap freight movement mode share in 2015, by weight of shipments

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Release date

December 2016


United States

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According to the source, the information reflects total flows moved between domestic origins and destinations and includes both domestic and foreign shipments. The origin of the flow is the zone of entry. Mode of transportation for this tabulation is the mode used from zone of entry to the domestic destination, domestic origin to domestic destination, and domestic origin to zone of exit.

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