California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

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Statewide Diversion and Per Capita Disposal Rate Statistics

In 2012, California's estimated 37.7 million residents disposed about 29.3 million tons of solid waste for an estimated statewide per capita disposal rate of 4.3 pounds/person/day. Per resident disposal continues to be the lowest since disposal reporting began in 1989, and is down 2 pounds from the most recent peak of 6.3 pounds per resident per day in 2005.

More information on statewide per capita disposal:

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Last updated: June 10, 2013
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