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Estimated Residential Disposal in California

Note: This page contains historical data from CIWMB’s statewide goal measurement prior to 2007 that estimated a diversion percentage. For 2007 and subsequent years, CIWMB compares reported disposal tons to population to calculate per capita disposal expressed in pounds/person/day. This new goal measurement system is described in CIWMB’s Goal Measurement: 2007 and Later web page.


Year Residential Disposal
(million tons)*
Population (millions) Tons Disposed Per Resident Per Year Pounds Disposed
 Per Resident Per Day
1990 17.0 29.8 0.57 3.12
1991 15.8 30.3 0.52 2.86
1992 15.4 30.8 0.50 2.73
1993 14.7 31.3 0.47 2.57
1994 14.5 31.7 0.46 2.51
1995 14.4 31.9 0.45 2.47
1996 14.0 32.2 0.43 2.38
1997 14.2 32.6 0.44 2.39
1998 15.0 33.5 0.45 2.45
1999 15.0 33.8 0.44 2.43
2000 15.2 34.3 0.44 2.43
2001 15.8 34.8 0.46 2.49
2002 15.0 35.0 0.43 2.35
2003 16.0 35.6 0.45 2.46
2004 16.4 36.1 0.45 2.48
2005 16.8 36.8 0.46 2.50
2006 16.9 37.2 0.45 2.49

*Residential disposal was estimated to be 40 percent of statewide total generation.

Sources
Population:
California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Historical and Demographic Research Estimates
Disposal: California Integrated Waste Management Board

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Last updated: June 14, 2007
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