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2024 U.S. Industry Statistics & Market Forecast - Solid Waste Collection

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Solid 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.

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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
Average Revenue Per Employee
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Analysis of Federal Data

Market Forecast

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

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Industry Insights

The Solid Waste Collection industry is witnessing several trends that are affecting its operations and growth. One of the key trends is the increasing shift towards sustainable waste management practices, including reducing reliance on landfills, increasing recycling, and adopting eco-friendly waste disposal technologies. This trend is being driven by increasing awareness about environmental issues and the need to reduce the carbon footprint.

Another major trend is the rise of smart technology in waste collection. This includes the adoption of advanced sensors and software applications to optimize waste collection routes, reduce vehicle emission-levels, and improve efficiency in the collection and disposal processes.

The industry is also being impacted by the changing regulatory landscape, especially relating to waste disposal and recycling. Governments globally are imposing stricter regulations on waste management practices with the aim of reducing waste and promoting recycling, and limiting the use of hazardous materials.

Moreover, increasing urbanization and population growth are generating greater waste volumes, necessitating the development of new waste management systems and the deployment of advanced technologies like autonomous vehicles, cloud-enabled data management platforms, and predictive analytics.

Finally, public-private partnerships are becoming more common, as local governments seek to collaborate with private service providers to improve waste collection and recycling services for their citizens. Partnerships are offering new avenues for growth and investment, especially in emerging economies where service providers face operational challenges and limited public funding.

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Solid 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

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.

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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
Net Income
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Solid 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 Solid 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 Solid 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 67%
Motor Vehicle Operators 23%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 23%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 22%
Material Moving Workers 40%
Laborers and Material Movers 6%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 33%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 33%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Solid Waste Collection Competitor Landscape & Key Companies [PREMIUM]

The most influential companies in the Solid Waste Collection industry and adjacent industries either have large market share or are developing new business models and methods that could disrupt the status quo. We look at leading and emerging companies in the Solid Waste Collection industry and adjacent sectors:

Market Leaders:
Direct Competitors

Companies with the largest market share, focused in this industry
Market leaders:
Diversified Competitors

Largest companies that have diversified operations in this and other industries
Direct Competitors

Innovative, Emerging, and Disruptive Companies that may influence the future direction of the industry.
Diversified Competitors

Innovators and Disruptors in adjacent industries that may also affect the Solid Waste Collection industry.

Innovation News

Recent Federal Contracts for Solid Waste Collection

  • Apr 02, 2024: RAS ENTERPRISE, LLC (Gulfport, MS) awarded $2,017,217
  • Apr 02, 2024: USA WASTE OF CALIFORNIA, INC (El Cajon, CA) awarded $29,169
  • Apr 02, 2024: COUNTY OF ADAMS (Friendship, WI) awarded $9,500
  • Apr 02, 2024: KENNETH M COOK (Willows, CA) awarded $23,200
  • Apr 02, 2024: RECOLOGY SONOMA MARIN (Santa Rosa, CA) awarded $131,409
  • Apr 02, 2024: COLUMBIA, CITY OF (INC) (Columbia, MO) awarded $55,481

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