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Waste Collection Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Waste Collection Services in the US

Revenue for the Waste Collection Services industry has grown steadily over the five years to 2017. Over the five-year period, the Waste Collection Services industry has benefited from rising industrial, construction and commercial business activity. Expansion in these sectors has led to greater waste production, thereby generating demand for industry services. Furthermore, growing interest in solid waste recycling and renewable energy generation from solid waste streams has created many opportunities for the industry to generate revenue from these new services. In addition, steady demand from the residential market has contributed to industry revenue growth over the five years to 2017, since changing economic conditions typically do not have a major effect on the amount of waste produced by households. This industry has also benefited from increased privatization of waste collection duties by local governments. These trends have helped boost demand from households and small businesses markets. Demand for industry services will continue to be driven by population growth, business creation and increased privatization over the next five years, boosting industry revenue over the five years to 2022.

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 relocated 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.

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 (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Population
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Waste Management Inc. (US industry-specific solid waste segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Republic Services Inc. - industry-specific financial performance*
    • Table Waste Connections Inc. - industry-specific 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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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