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Waste Collection and Disposal Services

SIC 4212 & 4953 | NAICS 562110 & 562210

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Waste Collection Services  (view report)
Waste Treatment & Disposal Services  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key ratios and statistics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Penton Media, Inc.
Online resource features news and information from Waste Age magazine and other Penton Media, Inc. publications, with topic sections including recycling; collection and transfer; landfill; sustainability; and fleets. Selected articles included in each section can be viewed free online.

First Research
Waste Management Services

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

Publications section provides information on various aspects of the solid waste management industry including industry size, fact sheets, research bulletins, answers to frequently asked questions, and additional references for more information. All information is available free online.

Waste Business Journal
Publications available from this organization include:

Market Overview and Outlook
Comprehensive annual report provides in-depth analysis of the industry, with topics covered including market revenues by segment; generation, recovery, and disposal by volume and revenue; collection, processing, and disposal markets; geographic market distribution; landfill capacity; pricing; materials recovery; and more.
Summary description with highlights from the report and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Other reports available from this organization includes "Pricing and Volume Service", "Directory of Processing & Disposal Sites", "Market Radius Reports", and "Generation, Recovery, and Disposal Data". Detailed descriptions with excerpts from these reports can be viewed free online.

Waste Management  Search for specific terms or keywords
In-depth market research reports include information on market size and segmentation; marketing strategy; product and market forecasts; business trends, risks, and opportunities; key participant profiles; market share data; and more. Summary abstract and table of contents can be viewed free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Waste Collection and Disposal Services  Search for "562"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Waste Collection & Disposal Services  Search for "562111" and 562119"

Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios for firms in this sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by net sales and total assets size range. Individual NAICS downloads which mirror the print edition format can be purchased online. Sample report can be viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Waste, Refuse, and Recycling Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

SWANA / Applied Research Foundation
Public Sector Solid Waste Managers’ Salary Survey
Annual survey provides compensation and benefits information for public sector managers, with salary and other compensation-related data broken out by total department budget, manager job responsibilities, number of employees supervised, years employed in current position, and geographic location.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Waste Collection and Trash Removal Services

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.