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U.S. household waste bin emptying frequency by community type 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 in regards to the frequency of taking trash out, with a breakdown by community type. As of March 2017, some 46 percent of respondents living in rural communities stated that they emptied their trash can several times a week.

Frequency of taking the trash out in the United States in 2017, by type of community*

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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

980 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original question was phrased as follows: "How often do you empty your trash cans at home?"

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