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On average, how many pounds of trash does each U.S. resident generate per day?

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In 2017, Americans generated about 268 million tons of trash, or 4.5 pounds per person per day. Of this, 52% was placed in landfills, 25% was recycled, 13% was burned for energy, and 10% was composted.

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