Global municipal solid waste generation by key country 2017

Generation of municipal solid waste worldwide in 2017, by select country (in million metric tons)*

Global municipal solid waste generation by key country 2017 This statistic represents the amount of municipal solid waste generated worldwide in 2016, broken down by select countries. The United States generated 258 million metric tons of municipal solid waste based on the latest reported year.
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Generation of municipal solid waste worldwide in 2017, by select country (in million metric tons)*

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Generation of waste in million metric tons per year
United States258
China220.4
India168.4
Brazil79.89
Indonesia65.2
Russia60
Mexico53.1
Germany51.05
Japan43.98
France33.4
United Kingdom31.57
Turkey31.28
Pakistan30.76
Nigeria27.61
Canada25.1
South Africa18.46
Korea18.22
Argentina17.91
Saudi Arabia16.13
Australia13.35
Generation of waste in million metric tons per year
United States258
China220.4
India168.4
Brazil79.89
Indonesia65.2
Russia60
Mexico53.1
Germany51.05
Japan43.98
France33.4
United Kingdom31.57
Turkey31.28
Pakistan30.76
Nigeria27.61
Canada25.1
South Africa18.46
Korea18.22
Argentina17.91
Saudi Arabia16.13
Australia13.35
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This statistic represents the amount of municipal solid waste generated worldwide in 2016, broken down by select countries. The United States generated 258 million metric tons of municipal solid waste based on the latest reported year.
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