Municipal solid waste in the U.S.

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Statista Dossier about municipal solid waste in the United States

This dossier presents graphs and tables about municipal solid waste in the United States. It provides information on the waste management industry and highlights data on waste generation, recovery, and types of municipal waste in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Waste generation
    • U.S. municipal solid waste generation 1960-2017

    • U.S. municipal solid waste: per capita generation 1960-2017

    • U.S. municipal waste stream: materials generation 1960-2017

    • U.S. municipal waste stream generation share by material 2017

    • U.S. paper and paperboard landfilled 1993-2018

  • 2. Waste material recovery
    • U.S. municipal waste stream recovery by material 2017

    • Recycling of U.S. municipal solid waste 1960-2017

    • U.S. municipal solid waste: recovery for recycling per person 1960-2017

    • Recovery of municipal solid waste: selected materials U.S. 1960-2017

    • Materials recovery from U.S. municipal solid waste 1960-2017

    • Percentage of U.S. municipal solid waste recovered for recycling 2017

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

  • 3. Waste recovery processes and types
    • U.S. metal recovery rate - recovered from municipal solid waste 2017

    • Recycling of paper and paperboard from U.S. municipal solid waste by type 2017

    • U.S. municipal solid waste: plastics generation by category 2017

    • U.S. plastic bottle recycling rates by material type 2017

    • U.S. food scraps, yard trimmings and other MSW waste generated 2017

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

  • 4. Waste industry and companies
    • U.S. solid waste industry revenue 2000-2016

    • U.S. waste management industry market share by sector 2016

    • U.S. environmental industry: Waste Management's revenue 2007-2018

    • Revenue of Republic Services 2010-2018

    • Revenue of Clean Harbors 2005-2018

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