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Waste Collection Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Waste Collection Services Market Research Report | NAICS 56211 | Jul 2014

Solid waste: Increasing business, industrial and construction activity will return revenue to growth

IBISWorld’s Waste Collection Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$43bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
202,937
Businesses
8,488
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

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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

 


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What is the Waste Collection Services Industry?

Operators in this industry collect hazardous and nonhazardous waste and recyclable materials. Nonhazardous waste includes municipal solid waste (household waste) and industrial and commercial waste. This industry also includes transfer stations where waste is transferred from local vehicles to long-distance automobiles for transport to disposal facilities. This industry does not account for government-provided services of a similar nature.

Industry Products
Other waste collection servicesResidential waste collection servicesRecyclable material collection servicesTransfer and storage facility servicesNonresidential waste collection servicesHazardous waste collection servicesConstruction and demolition site waste collection services
 
Industry Activities
Ash and brush collection and hauling Waste and refuse collection and haulingHazardous waste collection and haulingRadioactive waste collection and local haulingRecyclable material collection and hauling Removal and hauling of rubble, construction and demolition debrisWaste transfer station operationMunicipal solid waste (MSW) collection and hauling


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