Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Although revenue for the Waste Collection Services industry dipped because activity in the industrial and construction sectors plummeted during the recessionary period, a stronger economy will boost consumer spending and, therefore, demand for industry services. In addition, business, industrial and construction activity will also increase, resulting in higher waste volumes and solid revenue growth; however, regulation and high fuel costs will remain a threat... 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 operating and transport costs... purchase to read more