Waste Collection and Disposal Services
SIC 4212 & 4953 | NAICS 562110 & 562210
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Online resource provides news and information for waste industry professionals, with topics covered including "Business" (e.g., operations, financial, regulation), "Collection and Transfer" (e.g., contracts, haulers, transfer stations), "Fleets and Technology" (e.g., automation, safety, trucks), "Landfill" (e.g., design, operations, emissions), and "Recycling" (e.g., source separation, material recovery facilities).
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
National Waste & Recycling Association
https://wasterecycling.org/about / data
Introductory sections provide a brief overview of the industry and include statistical information on its economic impact in terms of revenue (e.g., industry, all industries), employment (e.g., direct, indirect, and induced), payroll (e.g., direct, indirect, and induced), and average annual earnings per employee (payroll divided by employment) on a national and state basis. All information is available free online.
Waste Business Journal
Publications available from this organization include:
Waste Market Overview & Outlook
Pricing and Volume Report Service
Waste Generation, Recovery & Disposal Report
Directory of Processing & Disposal Sites
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Waste Collection & Disposal Services
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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.
Waste Collection / Treatment & Disposal
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Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of the most recent year's annual revenue for organizations that collect and transport materials to treatment and disposal facilities and/or operate facilities such as waste-to-energy plants, hazardous materials incinerators, materials recovery facilities, sanitary landfills, and compost dumps.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
Waste Collection & Disposal
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, fleet dispatcher, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, maintenance manager, and diesel technician, with companies for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Waste Management, Inc., Republic Services, Inc., Waste Connections, Inc., and Clean Harbors, Inc.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Waste Collection / Treatment and Disposal
https://www.bls.gov/oes/collection / treatment-and-disposal
Annual wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by organizations in this sector which includes firms that collect and transport materials to treatment and disposal facilities and/or operate facilities such as waste-to-energy plants, hazardous materials incinerators, materials recovery facilities, sanitary landfills, and compost dumps.
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