Trash disposal in the United States (Statista Survey)

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Dossier on trash disposal n the U.S. (Statista Survey)

This dossier provides exclusive statistical information about garbage disposal and waste-related behaviors in the United States based on surveys conducted and compiled by Statista. The dossier includes data on various aspects of consumer behavior as well as on opinions recycling, composting, and waste recovery.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. household waste bin usage 2017

    • Satisfaction level of garbage collection in the U.S. 2017

    • Garbage collection payment methods in the U.S. 2017

    • Share of U.S. consumers who participate in recycling 2017

    • Reasons for throwing away food in the U.S. 2017

    • U.S. consumers donating extra food 2017

    • U.S. adults who compost their biodegradables 2017

    • U.S. adults on waste separation and waste reduction 2017

    • U.S. adults on importance of firms producing packaging waste 2017

  • 2. Garbage collection
    • U.S. household waste bin usage by community type 2017

    • Satisfaction with garbage collection in the U.S. by building type 2017

    • Complaints about garbage collection in the U.S. by gender 2017

    • Garbage collection payment amount in the U.S. by community type 2017

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

    • U.S. likelihood of ordering additional trash pickup services 2017

    • U.S. likelihood of ordering additional pickup services for special trash 2017

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

  • 3. Recycling
    • U.S. consumers who participate in recycling by age 2017

    • U.S. consumers who participate in recycling by ethnicity 2017

    • Types of waste currently recycled in the U.S. 2017

    • Types of waste U.S. consumers would like to recycle 2017

    • PET bottles recycled by U.S. consumers by gender 2017

  • 4. Food waste
    • Reasons for throwing away food in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • Most commonly wasted food types in the U.S. by age 2017

    • U.S. consumers donating extra food by age 2017

    • U.S. adults' opinions on key roles in food waste by age 2017

    • Ways U.S. consumers think grocery stores could do to help reduce food waste 2017

    • U.S. adults' ways of bringing their purchases home by community type 2017

    • U.S. consumers on paying for grocery bags by age group 2017

  • 5. Composting
    • U.S. adults who compost their biodegradables by community type 2017

    • U.S. adults with curbside pickup for compost 2017

    • U.S. adults who know about collection points for biodegradable waste 2017

    • U.S. adults who own a compost can by age 2017

    • U.S. adults' reasons against composting 2017

  • 6. Reusing materials
    • U.S. consumers who practice dumpster diving 2017

    • U.S. adults who practice dumpster diving by age 2017

    • Products U.S. consumers would search for in dumpsters 2017

    • U.S. adults who upcycled used materials 2017

    • U.S. adults' upcycle reasons 2017

    • U.S. adults who have heard of the zero-waste movement 2017

  • Language: English
  • Released: April 2017
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