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Waste Characterization, 2013

The New York City 2013 Residential Waste Characterization Study provides an update to the 2005 Waste Characterization Study and documents the composition and generation rates of NYC's residential curbside waste stream.

The Summary Report condenses the results of the 2013 study and compares changes in NYC’s waste stream between 2005 and 2013.

The Data Tables present the results for the main sort categories, the plastic resin sub-sort and a beverage container sub-sort in Excel format. The Field Manual describes the methodology used to conduct the study.

Summary Report

Data Tables & Field Manual: