# How much waste does the average family produce per day?

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How much trash does the average American produce a day? According to the EPA, the average American person will produce about 5.91 pounds of trash, with about 1.51 pounds being recycled; 4.40 pounds is the rough average daily waste per person. That’s a lot!

## What is the average waste generated per family per day?

The Current National Picture

The total generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2018 was 292.4 million tons (U.S. short tons, unless specified) or 4.9 pounds per person per day. Of the MSW generated, approximately 69 million tons were recycled and 25 million tons were composted.

## How much waste does the average person produce in a day?

Based on the numbers above, the average American produces trash at a rate of 4.4 pounds per person per day, with roughly 1.51 pounds recycled per person per day.

## How much waste do households produce?

Waste and resource recovery data report 2018-19

NSW households generated a total of 3.66 million tonnes of domestic waste, sending 1.94 million tonnes of residual waste to landfill, with the remaining 1.72 million tonnes being recycled. The average NSW household generated 21.75 kg of waste a week.

## How much waste is produced every year?

The world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, with at least 33 percent of that—extremely conservatively—not managed in an environmentally safe manner. Worldwide, waste generated per person per day averages 0.74 kilogram but ranges widely, from 0.11 to 4.54 kilograms.

## How much waste is produced every year in the US?

In the United States in 2018, 292.4 million tons (U.S. short tons unless specified) of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) (trash) were generated. About 94 million tons of MSW were recycled and composted, resulting in a 32.1 percent recycling rate.

## How much waste does the average household produce per year?

The average household in the UK produces more than a tonne of waste every year. Put together, this comes to a total of 31 million tonnes per year, equivalent to the weight of three and a half million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two and a half times.

## How much waste does the average Australian household produce?

Australians produce 540kg of household waste per person, each year. That’s more than 10kg for every single person, every single week. Of the estimated 67 million tonnes of waste Australians generated in 2017, just 37 was recycled, leaving 21.7 disposed of in landfill.

## How much waste did the US produce in 2020?

That is based on an estimated 80 million tons of solid waste generated in 2020.