California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

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Population, Economic and Disposal Changes

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

This table shows percent change in California's population, employment, waste disposal, and inflation adjusted taxable sales since 1990.

Through 2004, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was used to remove inflation from taxable sales amounts used in the diversion rate estimate. Beginning 2005, the Taxable Sales Deflator Index (TSDI) is used in this estimate because it is more accurate for use with taxable sales amounts.

Year Population (percent) Employment (percent) Disposal(percent) TSDI-Adjusted Taxable Sales (percent) CPI-Adjusted Taxable Sales (percent)
1991 2 -2 -7 -6 -8
1992 4 -2 -9 -7 -10
1993 5 -3 -13 -8 -12
1994 6 -2 -14 -4 -9
1995 7 -1 -15 0 -6
1996 8 0 -17 6 -2
1997 10 4 -16 13 2
1998 13 8 -12 21 6
1999 13 10 -12 31 12
2000 15 12 -10 41 20
2001 17 15 -10 45 18
2002 18 15 -11 44 13
2003 20 15 -6 47 12
2004 21 15 -4 58 20
2005 24 17 -1 67 25
2006 25 19 -1 75 28

More information is available at:

Sources:
Population: California Department of Finance | Employment: California Employment Development Department | Taxable Sales: California Board of Equalization | CPI: California Department of Industrial Relations | TSDI: California Board of Equalization and CIWMB

Local and Regional Summaries | Disposal and Diversion Statistics

Last updated: January 27, 2012
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