Guam’s Recycling Rate

Fact sheet about Guam’s recycling rate: Recycling Rate Fact Sheet


In 2012, Guam’s recycling rate was 28.13%

This is the second year that Guam’s recycling rate was calculated using calendar year 2011 data from permitted island recyclers, hardfills, Navy and Air Force facilities. Recycling activities covered include recycling and composting of residential and commercial (including military) materials. Construction and demolition debris and reuse were excluded from the calculations, per U.S. EPA’s recycling rate calculation guidance.


Disposal and generation rate overview

RECYCLING RATE…………………………………………17.85%
(Total Recycling/Total Recycling + Disposal x 100)
TOTAL RECYCLING…………………………………………36,834.09 Tons
TOTAL DISPOSAL…………………………………………94,126.53 Tons
TOTAL RECYCLING + DISPOSAL…………………………130,960.62 Tons
GENERATION RATE………………………………………4.80 lbs./person/day
(2011 Population Estimate 185,674)


Guam Recycling Data (Tons)

Paper……………………………10,477.22
- Cardboard……………10,028.92
- Paper………………………448.30
Metals (Excluding Vehicles)…23,269.88
- Mixed Metals….……………14,160.00
- Aluminum…………1,038.00
- Steel/Ferrous………………6,952.70
- Non-Ferrous………………1,19.18
Batteries (Car & Truck)………285.39
Electronics……………………160
Plastics…………………………253
Composting……………………23.14
- Mulched green materials……1,425.36
- Mulched wood…………………940.10