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Medical Waste Disposal Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Medical Waste Disposal Services

An increasing number of laws and regulations governs the disposal of regulated medical waste (RMW), impacting the Medical Waste Disposal Services industry. With increased regulation and rising RMW generation, revenue is anticipated to increase over the five years to 2018. The number of patient visits in the healthcare sector has risen, pressing healthcare providers to outsource disposal services to reduce costs, driving industry demand. Moreover, the aging US population has created robust demand for hospitals and medical centers. The largest industry players have gradually expanded their market shares over the past five years through acquisitions, and the industry will retain substantial potential for consolidation over the five years to 2023. Rising waste generation and healthcare regulation are also anticipated to create opportunities for new entrants.

This industry collects, treats and disposes medical waste according to local, state and federal guidelines. Medical waste is generated from healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, veterinary clinics, dentist offices, research labs and private practices. The industry is highly regulated.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of people with private health insurance
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Stericycle (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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