Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The creation of new homes, increased business activity and a growing population contributes to increased waste production. Moreover, government regulations also affects this industry and change in response to environmental concerns. Consequently, such changes are driving the evolution of waste management into a large-scale, capital-intensive sector. Although industry revenue dipped because activity in the industrial and construction sectors plummeted during the recessionary period, a stronger economy will boost consumer spending. In addition, business, industrial and construction activity will also increase, resulting in higher waste volumes and solid revenue growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Waste is collected from commercial, industrial and residential customers. It may be collected from curbside trash cans or from specially provided metal containers on commercial and industrial sites. Once collected, the waste is normally taken to a transfer facility to be prepared for transport to disposal facilities. At transfer stations, waste is unloaded from collection vehicles, briefly held, compacted and then reloaded onto larger long-distance transport vehicles, typically by road or rail.
The distance from collection to disposal sites has been increasing, as landfill sites are being placed farther away from population centers. Combining the loads of multiple individual waste collection trucks lowers the operating and transport costs... purchase to read more