Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the past five years, the Waste Collection Services industry has benefited from the recovery of the industrial, construction and commercial business sectors. As these sectors have expanded, they have produced more waste, generating dema. In addition, steady demand from the residential market has helped stabilized industry revenue nd for industry services as well. Looking forward, demand will continue to be driven by population growth, privatization and business creation. Furthermore, the industry will benefit from the public's growing interest in recycling... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
This industry displays a high level of capital intensity, with significant investment in collection vehicles, collection containers and transfer stations. While wage costs are relatively high given that a large number of employees are required to operate waste collection vehicles, the industry frequently subcontracts out collection contracts to local or municipal operators, which pushes wage costs down. For every dollar spent on labor, an estimated $0.36 is spent on capital.
The Waste Collection Services industry is increasingly focusing on greater automation, which is anticipated to increase the industry's capital intensity... purchase to read more