Local Government Central
Statewide Diversion and Per Capita Disposal Rate Statistics
In 2015, California's estimated 38.9 million residents landfilled about 33.2 million tons of solid waste for an estimated statewide per capita disposal rate of 4.7 pounds/person/day.
- Disposal Per Capita Rate and Diversion Rate Statistics. Includes an explanation of the method used to determine
the rate, as well as a discussion of factors impacting statewide solid waste
generation, diversion and disposal rates:
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | Table that contains 1989-1998.
- California Per Capita Disposal Table. Reflects CalRecycle's statewide goal measurement system that began with 2007, explains how California counts disposal, describes the population data source and its accuracy, and provides the per capita disposal calculation formula and a sample calculation.
- California's Estimated Statewide Diversion Rates Graph. Charts historical statewide estimated diversion rates for California.
- California's Population and Employment. Charts historical statewide totals in population and employment for California since 1995.