Waste Industry Statistics
Need some data to back up the trash facts? Save yourself the research and check out our waste, recycling, and business statistics.
Are these grocery store waste statistics true where you shop? Learn how much food your supermarket throws away, why so many don’t donate and how they could benefit by cutting waste.
Illegal dumping impacts you in many ways—from your health to your property value and community well-being. Learn the facts and some solutions to the problem.
The U.S. produces 268 million tons of waste — 140 million going into landfills — each year, with the average American tossing 4.5 pounds of trash per day.
After you throw your garbage away, it's usually sorted at a transfer station then sent to another facility. Start here to learn where your trash goes next.
Learn the facts about restaurant food waste and how you can start your own food donation program with help from groups like the Food Donation Connection.