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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Indicator 12.5.1: National recycling rate, tons of material recycled

National recycling rate, tons of material recycled


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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Number of recyclables and bulky items collected

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

City of Los Angeles

Unit of measurement


Disaggregation Categories
WCCD/ISO 37120 Indicators on City Data Alignment

Aligns to WCCD 16.3 – Percentage of City’s waste recycled; and WCCD 16.4 – Percentage of City’s waste disposed in landfill

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Data last updated 2019-08-27: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

National recycling rate, tons of material recycled

Indicator number


Target name

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

Target number


Global indicator description
UN designated tier


UN custodian agency

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), UN Environment (UNEP)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (pdf 782kB) opens in a new window

City of LA Controller (ControlPanel LA)

Earliest available data
Geographical coverage

City of LA

Link to data source Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) City Activities 2018 opens in a new window
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