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