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Portable Toilet Rental & Septic Tank Cleaning Services

SIC 7359 & 7699 | NAICS 562991

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Portable Toilet Rental  (view report)
Toilet Rental & Septic Tank Cleaning 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Portable Sanitation Association International
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Renting Portable Units
Introductory section provides a summary overview of the industry and includes the online version of the "PSAI Guide to Portable Restroom Excellence" which explains how the rental unit process works and includes special event and construction worksite guides that allow users to estimate the number of units needed based on total potential users and event duration or number of standard work shifts.

Types of Units
Unit overview section provides a brief description of the various types of units and their differentiating uses and features, with products covered in this section including standard mobile unit, unit with sink, unit with flush capability, handwash stations, handicap accessible/ADA compliant units, standard unit with baby changing station, solar power unit, luxury restroom trailer, and multiple shower stalls trailer.

Cole Publishing, Inc.
Information resources available from this organization include:

Portable Restroom Operator Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for portable restroom operators, with topics covered in various issues including business management, office technology, trucks, holding tanks, and transport trailers, temporary site services (e.g., traffic control, VIP/special events), cleaning and maintenance, and equipment and supplies. Digital issues of the magazine are available free online.

Pumper Magazine
Monthly magazine features news and information for portable sanitation and septic system service providers, with topics addressed in various issues including portable sanitation and special events, septic systems and maintenance, system cleaning and inspection, sludge disposal management, and industrial vacuum cleaning services. Digital issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Cleaner Magazine
Monthly publication features news and information for drain and sewer cleaning service contractors, with featured topics covered in this magazine including mainline sewer inspection, location and leak detection, residential and commercial sewer and pipe maintenance, waterblasting and waterjetting, and septic pumping and plumbing. Current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed online.

Phoenix Global Media
American Liquid Waste Magazine

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the septic, sewer, and portable restroom industries, with topics addressed in this publication including industry news, business management, product reviews, technology applications, company spotlights, trade association news and activities, and industry conferences and expositions. Digital issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.
Class 8 Heavy-Duty Vocational Truck/Body Manufacturing in North America

"Market Size", "Market Shares", and "Market Analysis" sections of this report provide market data and analysis by product type, with vacuum units covered in the report including industrial vacuum loaders,  hydro excavators, portable restroom service units, combination sewer cleaners, coded vacuum tanks, and non-coded septic/vacuum tanks. Summary description and table of contents are available online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Portable Toilet Service / Septic Tank, Drain, and Sewer Cleaning Services  Search for "562991"

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Portable Toilet Rental / Toilet Rental & Septic Tank Cleaning Services
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Financial information section of these reports provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of sales for companies that rent portable toilets to customers such as construction companies, special event venues, seasonal or temporary businesses, outdoor markets, and tourist attractions and remove and dispose of the accumulated sludge from tanks used in septic systems.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Portable Toilet Services / Septic Tank Pumping Services

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate information for personnel employed by firms that rent portable toilets (e.g., general manager, sales manager, route manager, route driver, and field service technician) and pump accumulated sludge from tanks used in septic systems (e.g., operations manager, tank cleaner/servicer, wastewater plant operator, and maintenance technician).

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this occupational category, with duties performed by these personnel including pumping tanks and grease traps, jetting drains, cleaning and repairing lines and drain tiles, disposing of wastewater and other waste products, and performing various other septic system maintenance and repair services.

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Business Valuation Resources

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DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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