Business Group Waste Stream by Material Type
This page displays composition by material type and stream for a specified Business Group and California jurisdiction(s). View data by all Business Groups summed or by an individual group. Tons in the first 4 streams add across rows to give Total Generation. Percents show the proportion each material contributes to each stream, and they add down the columns to give 100%. For example, the group Retail Trade-All Other in a city may recycle 300 tons of cardboard which is 30 percent of the recycling stream for that group. Data includes contamination, such as food in the recycling stream. Select a Summary button to view a material's distribution among business groups, or view waste stream data for all business groups. You can also view residential composition for the disposed stream.
Commercial waste compositions and generation rates are statewide averages developed from sampling at 50 individual businesses, scattered throughout the state, for each business group. A jurisdiction’s estimates are based on these data and not on sampling at individual businesses in that jurisdiction.
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