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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Waste Treatment & Disposal


Overview: the U.S. Waste Treatment & Disposal 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 Treatment & Disposal: 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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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.



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 Treatment & Disposal 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 Collection Services, Non-Residential

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

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

Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services

Non-Hazardous Waste Landfilling Services

Non-Hazardous Waste Incineration Services

Other Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services

Non-Hazardous Waste Energy Generation Services

Other Non-Hazardous Waste Management Services

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

Hazardous Waste Treatment Services

Hazardous Waste Treatment Services For Biological-Infectious Waste

Hazardous Waste Treatment Services For Radioactive Waste

Waste Treatment Services For Other Hazardous Waste, Excluding Waste Water

Hazardous Waste Disposal Services

Hazardous Waste Disposal Services By Controlled Confinement, Landfilling

Hazardous Waste Disposal Services By Controlled Confinement, Other Than Landfilling

Hazardous Waste Disposal Services By Other Methods

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 by state

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 Treatment & Disposal 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 Treatment & Disposal 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 Treatment & Disposal 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


Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Putting wastewater to work: America’s next great energy source - But what if we could recover some of that wasted energy, recycling it back into our buildings for heating ... its administrative facilities from its overcrowded Blue Plains waste treatment facility. DC Water was looking for their new headquarters to ... (01/12/2018)
  • How Houston's Apache Corp. joined with environmentalists to kill wastewater wells - Scientists have increasingly concluded that some disposal wells, into which operators inject millions of barrels of oil and gas wastewater under high pressures, can cause earthquakes. Apache said it was more concerned the waste wells could contaminate ... (01/12/2018)
  • Explosives disposal company allowed to expand - The two new units were already in use at the company’s waste hazardous waste treatment and storage operation 4174 County ... declined to say why the company is moving to a different disposal method for propellants. EBV representatives did not immediately ... (01/12/2018)
  • Salesforce Tower to save water with recycling plan - The recently opened Salesforce Tower will be recycling a large portion of its water ... The bioreactor works using a combination of filtration and wastewater treatment. The double piping for the tower already exists, since it’s a city requirement. (01/11/2018)
  • Work continues on Allen Harim wastewater treatment facility - The poultry company reached an agreement with Artesian Wastewater Management.Their plan is to send wastewater to a recycling facility north of Milton. Artesian will then use the water for spray irrigation on agricultural land. The wastewater management ... (01/10/2018)
  • WY Craft Brewer, Facing Challenges, Works with City on Wastewater Management Solutions - “Despite significant improvement over the last 20 years, water consumption and wastewater disposal remain environmental and economic hurdles that directly affect breweries and the brewing process,” according to the Brewers Association for Small and ... (01/10/2018)
  • ACUA introduces 2018 wastewater and solid waste budgets with no increases - The total wastewater budget for is $28,613,676 ... there will be a slight modification in the Laboratory Fee Schedule and an RV (recreational vehicle) Septic Disposal Fee of $25 will be added to the rate schedule. All other advertised fees, rates and ... (01/08/2018)
  • Attorneys sanctioned in legal fight over oil and gas wastewater disposal well - A federal judge on Friday sanctioned attorneys representing a small Indiana County community $52,000 for their “continued pursuit of frivolous claims and defenses” in their effort to block an oil and gas wastewater disposal well from operating in Grant ... (01/08/2018)
  • Newly patented wastewater recycling system turns toilet water into purified drinking water (photos, graphic) - "Bill Prior approached us with this new technology, and it was perfect timing," Cochran said. "We wanted a building that looked beautiful and also was state-of-the-art." What many people might consider the highest hurdle for the Watercycle to overcome ... (01/07/2018)
  • Emmi Roth Addresses Wastewater Disposal Costs & Environmental Impact With New Anaerobic System - Evoqua’s ADI Systems has been awarded an exciting project with Emmi Roth, a leading provider of specialty cheeses. The company’s expansive portfolio includes many award-winning cheeses including Gouda, Havarti, Buttermilk Blue ®, and Roth ® Grand Cru ... (01/04/2018)


Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,909,475,562 on Waste Treatment & Disposal. It has awarded 4,477 contracts to 512 companies, with an average value of $3,729,444 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 Treatment & Disposal 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 Waste Treatment & DisposalOpportunity/Threat
Solid Waste Landfill Competing industry
Solid Waste Combustors & Incinerators Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services are less than those from Waste Treatment & Disposal. 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 Waste Treatment & DisposalOpportunity/Threat
Solid Waste Landfill Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services - Waste Landfilling Service are less than those from Waste Treatment & Disposal. 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



Hazardous Waste Transportation Services
Hazardous Waste Transportation Services Product Sales Report

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

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

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

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

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