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Material Weight Generated Weight Recovered Recovery as Percent of Generation
Paper and paperboard 77.42 42.94 55.5%
Glass 12.15 2.81 23.1%
Metals
Steel 15.68 5.29 33.7%
Aluminum 3.41 0.72 21.1%
Other nonferrous metals 1.76 1.21 68.8%
Total metals 20.85 7.22 34.6%
Plastics 30.05 2.12 7.1%
Rubber and leather 7.41 1.06 14.3%
Textiles 12.37 1.89 15.3%
Wood 16.39 1.58 9.6%
Other materials 4.50 1.15 25.6%
Total materials in products 181.14 60.77 33.5%
Other wastes
Food, other 31.79 0.80 2.5%
Yard trimmings 32.90 21.30 64.7%
Miscellaneous inorganic wastes 3.78 Negligible Negligible
Total other wastes 68.47 22.10 32.3%
Total municipal solid waste 249.61 82.87 33.2%

Taken from  http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/inforesources/index.htm

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