Unsatisfying factors in garbage collection in the U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 in regards to why they found their local garbage collection to be unsatisfactory. As of March 2017, nearly 39 percent of respondents stated that they were unsatisfied as they preferred their trash to be picked up more frequently.

What aspect of your trash pickup do you find unsatisfying in particular?*

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Release date

April 2017


United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

69 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who were very unsatisfied or rather unsatisfied with their trash pickup

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "How satisfied are you currently with the trash pickup where you live?" If respondent chose "rather unsatisfied" or "very unsatisfied", respondent was asked, "What aspect do you find unsatisfying in particular?"

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