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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Solid Waste Landfill

Overview: the U.S. Solid Waste Landfill Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Solid Waste Landfill: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Solid Waste Landfill industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services

Non-Hazardous Waste Landfilling Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Largest Landfill Owners

Landfill OwnerWaste In Place (tons)# of Landfills
Waste Management, Inc.AVAILABLE
Republic Services, Inc.AVAILABLE
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, CAAVAILABLE
Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.AVAILABLE
New York City Bureau of Waste DisposalAVAILABLE
Orange County Integrated Waste Management DepartmentAVAILABLE
Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.AVAILABLE

Source: EPA

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Solid Waste Landfill company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Solid Waste Landfill industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Solid Waste Landfill measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 13%
Construction Trades Workers 6%
Other Construction and Related Workers 5%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 5%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Production Occupations 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 40%
Motor Vehicle Operators 14%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 14%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 12%
Material Moving Workers 24%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 14%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 14%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Solid Waste Landfill Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Wca Waste trademarks "WCA" - Non-hazardous solid waste management services - 08/18/2016
  • Wca Waste raises $15 million in funding. - 03/08/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Wca Waste

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Region 2000 Services Authority Board discusses waste disposal rate hike - According to a 2015 Solid Waste Rate Report from Draper Aden Associates ... rising personnel and health insurance costs and new equipment needs. “For example, a landfill compacter is $800,000, and you typically need to replace that every five to six ... (01/11/2018)
    • Waste Management Granted Permit To Use Hillsdale Facility Again - HILLSDALE, NJ — The state has paved the way for Waste Management Inc. to use its transfer station again after granting the company a permit last month. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in late December decided to renew a solid waste ... (01/10/2018)
    • Curbside recycling to include glass, plastic bags as part of new deal in City of Houston - “The contract with FCC saves the taxpayers millions of dollars in recycling costs to the city. It expands the kinds of materials our Solid Waste Department will collect from curbsides once a week. It provides state-of-the-art technology that will be upda ... (01/10/2018)
    • Hillsdale fighting waste transfer station approval - HILLSDALE — The Borough Council will appeal a decision by the state Department of Environmental Protection to allow a controversial solid waste management facility to resume operations in town, Mayor John Ruocco announced this week. The state ... (01/10/2018)
    • Potential Tax Reform Impacts on the Solid Waste Industry - The major pieces that are expected to impact the solid waste and recycling industry took effect on January 1, 2018. Major Pieces that Directly Impact the Industry Bottom line, as primarily domestic, generally full tax paying (both statutory and cash ... (01/10/2018)
    • Waste360's Global Waste Management Symposium's Keynote Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to Discuss Optimizing the Value of Waste - GWMS serves the needs of landfill owners and operators, as well as engineers, consultant and vendor communities, researchers, vendors/suppliers, solid waste generators, government agencies, waste service companies, trade organizations and academicians. (01/10/2018)
    • Solid waste management announces 2018 events - The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District has announced its events for 2018, which feature numerous drug take back and cleanup efforts. All of the following events take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • March 26-March 30 ... (01/10/2018)
    • City of Montgomery, Alabama, purchases IREP recycling facility - The Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP) recycling facility in Montgomery, Alabama, has been purchased by that city, according to a report by the Montgomery Advertiser. The MRF, which recovered recyclables from municipal solid waste (MSW), was built for ... (01/09/2018)
    • Solid waste district’s 2017 report available - NEWARK - The 2017 financial statement for the Coshocton-Fairfield-Licking-Perry Solid Waste Management District is available for public view. The report has been submitted to the state auditor’s office and is available to view at or at the ... (01/08/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $8,885,739 on Solid Waste Landfill. It has awarded 281 contracts to 77 companies, with an average value of $115,399 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Solid Waste Landfill to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Solid Waste LandfillOpportunity/Threat
    Solid Waste Combustors & Incinerators Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services are less than those from Solid Waste Landfill. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services Product Sales Report

    Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services - Waste Landfilling Service
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Solid Waste LandfillOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services - Waste Landfilling Service are less than those from Solid Waste Landfill. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services - Waste Landfilling Service sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services - Waste Landfilling Service Product Sales Report

    Non-Haz Waste/Recyclable Mat Collection Services, Non-Residential
    Non-Haz Waste/Recyclable Mat Collection Services, Non-Residential Product Sales Report

    Non-Hazardous - Waste Collection Services, Non-Residential
    Non-Hazardous - Waste Collection Services, Non-Residential Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Refuse disposal landfills, Landfills, Solid waste landfills, nonhazardous, Sludge disposal sites, Solid waste landfills combined with collection and/or local hauling of nonhazardous waste materials, Rubbish disposal landfills, Trash disposal landfills, Waste disposal landfills, nonhazardous solid, Dumps, nonhazardous solid waste (e.g., trash), Garbage dumps, Garbage disposal landfills, Sanitary landfills, Refuse collecting and operating solid waste landfills, etc.

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