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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 | Oct 2014

Not wasting opportunities: Favorable legislation and increased construction will boost industry demand

IBISWorld’s Waste Collection Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Waste Collection Services industry has a medium level of barriers to entry. The industry comprises large national and regional operators and a host of small local collection companies. As the industry ramps up in scale, larger operators increase their advantage in terms of the economies of scale they can garner, the services they can provide and their access to capital for further investment and acquisitions. Fuel costs and environmental regulations are an increasing burden for all industry operators, but smaller players are at a greater disadvantage.

A major barrier to new market entrants is the importance of vertical integration in the industry. Vertical integration provides large operators with the means of disposing the waste they collect at landfill sites they own... 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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