U.S. land disposed industrial waste share by sector 2017

This statistic displays the distribution of on-site land disposed production related industrial waste based on the sector among some 21,456 facilities in the United States in 2017. During this year, about 13 percent of industrial waste that was disposed on-site and on land was through the chemical industry.

Share of on-site land disposed production-related waste in the United States in 2017, by sector*

Share of waste managed
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Release date

February 2019


United States

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* Based on reports from 21,456 toxics release inventory facilities; overall, on-site land disposal came to 3.88 billion pounds.

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