Recycling in the U.S.

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Statista Dossier on recycling in the United States

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global recycling rates of municipal solid waste 2019, by select country

    • Market value of waste recycling services worldwide 2017-2024

    • U.S. municipal solid waste generation 1960-2018

    • U.S. municipal waste stream: materials generation 1960-2018

    • U.S. households with access to curbside recycling services 2019, by type

  • 2. Generation
    • Recycling of municipal solid waste in the U.S. 1960-2018

    • U.S. composting of municipal solid waste generated 1990-2018

    • U.S. municipal solid waste recycling per person 1960-2018

    • Recycled municipal solid waste in the U.S. 1960-2018, by material

    • Breakdown of curbside recyclable trash generation per U.S. household 2019, by type

  • 3. Segments
    • Breakdown of MSW recycled in the U.S. 2018, by material

    • Recycling of paper and paperboard from U.S. municipal solid waste 2018, by type

    • Volume of plastic MSW recycled in the U.S. 2018, by type

    • U.S. sourced post-consumer plastic recovered for recycling 2019, by category

    • U.S. share of recycled-non bottle rigid plastic by source 2018

    • Plastic containers and packaging MSW recycled in the U.S. 1980-2018

    • Plastic packaging MSW recycled in the U.S. 1980-2018, by product

  • 4. Recycling rates
    • Recycling rate of municipal solid waste in the United States 1960-2018

    • Recycling rates in the U.S. by select product 2018

    • Recycling rate of paper in the United States 1990-2020

    • Share of containers and packaging MSW recycled in U.S. 1960-2018

    • Recycled rate of metals in the U.S. 2019, by type

    • Recycling rate of plastic municipal solid waste in the U.S. 1960-2018

    • Plastic packaging MSW recycling rates in the U.S. 1980-2018, by product

  • 5. Companies
    • Leading waste management companies in the United States 2020, by revenue

    • Waste Management Inc. recycling revenue 2015-2020

    • Waste Management Inc.'s recycled materials by type 2019

    • Recycling revenue of Waste Connections, Inc. 2015-2020

    • Revenue of Republic Services' recycling processing and commodity sales 2016-2020

    • U.S. sourced post-consumer plastic purchased by U.S. and Canada 2019, by category

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