Recycling in the U.S.

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Statista Dossier about recycling in the United States

This dossier presents graphs and tables about recycling in the United States. It provides recycling rates of selected materials and highlights data on waste generation and discards in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Waste generation and recycling in the U.S.
    • U.S. municipal solid waste generation 1960-2015

    • Generation and discards of municipal solid waste: U.S. 1960-2015

    • Recycling of U.S. municipal solid waste 1960-2015

    • U.S. gross recycling rate: bottles collected for recycling 2000-2016

    • U.S. curbside pick ups for recyclable trash 2017

  • 2. Recycling by type
    • Recovery of municipal solid waste: selected materials U.S. 1960-2015

    • Recycling rates in the U.S. by select product 2015

    • U.S. recycling of postconsumer bottles recycled 2010-2016

    • U.S. collection of plastic bottles for recycling 2000-2016

    • Recycled metals - percentage in the U.S. 2016

    • U.S. - value of selected metals recycled from scrap 2016

    • Iron and steel scrap: reported consumption in the U.S. 2006-2017

  • 3. U.S. waste industry
    • Waste management and remediation services - gross output 2007-2017

    • Forecast: revenue solid waste collection US 2008-2020

    • Forecast: revenue solid waste landfilling US 2008-2020

    • Forecast: revenue solid waste combustion and incineration US 2008-2020

    • U.S. likelihood of ordering additional recyclable waste pickup services 2017

  • 4. Product recovery
    • U.S. paper and paperboard recovery rate 1990-2017

    • U.S. recovered paper and paperboard utilization by type 2017

    • Distribution of U.S. recovered paper and paperboard utilization by type 2017

    • U.S. recovered non-bottle rigid plastic 2007-2016

    • U.S. reclaimer usage of postconsumer bottles 2000-2016

    • RPET bottles used for conversion in the U.S. 2016

    • RPET bottles used for food and beverage bottles in the U.S. 2001-2016

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