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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Waste Collection


Overview of the U.S. Waste Collection 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 Waste Collection: 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.

market size 2018
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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[PREMIUM]

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.

market forecast

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 Waste Collection 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 And Recyclable Material Subcontracted Collection Services

Non-Hazardous Waste And Recyclable Material Collection Services, Residential

Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services, Residential

Recyclable Material Collection Services, Residential

Non-Hazardous Waste And Recyclable Material Collection Services, Non-Residential

Recyclable Material Collection Services, Non-Residential

Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services, Non-Residential, Industrial

Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services, Non-Residential, Non-Industrial

Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services, Construction And Demolition Sites

Other Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services

All Other Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services, Including Snowplowing Services

Non-Hazardous Waste And Recyclable Material Consolidation, Storage, And Preparation Services

Non-Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility Services

Recyclable Material Recovery And Preparation Services

Non-Hazardous Waste And Recyclable Material Transportation Services

Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services

Non-Hazardous Waste Landfilling Services

Sale Of Non-Hazardous Waste, Including Recovered Methane Gas, Compost, And Recyclable Materials

Hazardous Waste Collection Services

Hazardous Waste Collection Services, Non-Residential

Hazardous Waste Transportation Services

Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment

Non-Hazardous Waste Management Equipment, Leasing Or Rental Services

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts



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 of Waste Collection by state

Waste Collection Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Waste Collection companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 Waste Collection 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 Waste Collection 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 Waste Collection 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 68%
Motor Vehicle Operators 22%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 22%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 21%
Material Moving Workers 42%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 32%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 32%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Waste Collection Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Future Environmental trademarks "FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL" - Waste oil collection and sale for recycling - 11/17/2017
  • Cedar Grove Composting trademarks "COMPOST FEST" - Compost; Soil amendments - 05/09/2017
  • Alex Rubbish & Recycling trademarks "START SEEING RED" - Garbage collection - 06/28/2016
  • Capitol Waste & Recycling Services raises $1 million in funding. - 04/06/2016
  • Momentum Recycling raises $1 million in funding. - 05/02/2012




  • Top Innovators

    14
    CompanyInnovation Score
    Cactus14
    Recycleguy
    Cedar Grove Composting
    Bullbag

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Rio Rancho, N.M., Residents Upset Over Trash Collection Fee Increase - The city of Rio Rancho, N.M., recently entered a new 10-year agreement with Waste Management of New Mexico, which comes at a higher price tag that customers are upset about paying. The city’s previous rate for trash collection was just shy of $14 a month ... (01/10/2018)
    • Kaduna: Waste Collection Workers Storms Environment Ministry Over Money - Workers of the environmental waste management company ZL Global Alliance Nigeria Limited engaged by the state government Thursday stormed the ministry of Environment to authenticate claims by the company that the company is being owed money running into ... (01/10/2018)
    • Waste Management Sets Date for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Earnings Release Conference Call - is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and ... (01/10/2018)
    • Meridian Waste Solutions (MRDN) Acquires Wilson Waste Systems - Wilson Waste provides residential and commercial collection and disposal services to approximately 17,000 customers with an employee base of 27 from its sole hauling company located within the City of Warrenton. These operations and employees will ... (01/10/2018)
    • Elmhurst refuse contract will offer smaller garbage receptacles, organize waste collection - Elmhurst residents will have some new options for waste and recycling after April 1, when a new refuse and recycling contract takes effect. While new rates haven't been set yet, Elmhurst residents can expect to continue getting the services they're used to ... (01/09/2018)
    • Nikki Reed and Dell Turn E-Waste into New Treasures with Recycled Gold Jewelry Collection - Dell and Nikki Reed unveil The Circular Collection by Bayou with Love, a jewelry line made from gold recovered from computer motherboards Collaboration brings visibility to the importance and value of recycling, sustainable design and circular economy Dell ... (01/09/2018)
    • Radioactive Bakken waste buried in Montana, while North Dakota has no licensed dump sites - and its members have expressed concerns over how that waste collection might affect natural resources, as well as how companies self-report waste data from the rural reaches of the state. “Montana continues to indefinitely accept the risks that come with ... (01/08/2018)
    • Waste Connections : SEBRING — Garbage collection took a turn toward recycling this year - SEBRING — Garbage collection took a turn toward recycling this year, to meet state requirements. Like most changes, it wasn’t smooth. It took three months or more to distribute the new cans and a whole year to adjust customers to new schedules and ... (01/01/2018)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $256,056,367 on Waste Collection. It has awarded 7,131 contracts to 1,212 companies, with an average value of $211,268 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 Waste Collection 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-Haz Waste/Recyclable Mat Collection Services, Non-Residential
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Waste CollectionOpportunity/Threat
    Solid Waste Collection Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Non-Haz Waste/Recyclable Mat Collection Services, Non-Residential are less than those from Waste Collection. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Non-Haz Waste/Recyclable Mat Collection Services, Non-Residential sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Non-Haz Waste/Recyclable Mat Collection Services, Non-Residential Product Sales Report



    Non-Hazardous - Waste Collection Services, Non-Residential
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Waste CollectionOpportunity/Threat
    Solid Waste Collection Competing industry

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



    Non-Hazardous Waste & Recyclable Mat Consolidation, Storage, Prep
    Non-Hazardous Waste & Recyclable Mat Consolidation, Storage, Prep Product Sales Report

    Waste Transfer Facility Services
    Waste Transfer Facility Services Product Sales Report

    Recyclable Material Recovery & Preparation Services
    Recyclable Material Recovery & Preparation Services Product Sales Report

    Non-Hazardous Waste & Recyclable Material Transportation Services
    Non-Hazardous Waste & Recyclable Material Transportation Services Product Sales Report

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

    Hazardous Waste Transportation Services
    Hazardous Waste Transportation Services Product Sales Report

    Sale Of Non-Haz Waste, Including Recovered Methane & Recyclables
    Sale Of Non-Haz Waste, Including Recovered Methane & Recyclables Product Sales Report

    Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services
    Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services Product Sales Report