This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the waste collection marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Primarily a fragmented and mature industry, waste collection has a well developed supplier base. The waste collection category has medium product segmentation and serves primarily industrial, commercial, government and consumer markets. The demand for waste collection is generated by various upstream, midstream and downstream industries with primary drivers including economic activity, industrial production and waste prevention/recycling. Key costs around the waste collection category include transfer and disposal costs (tipping fees), labor, transportation (diesel fuel), maintenance, and capital expenditures (equipment and depreciation). The major trend in this industry includes companies’ vertical integration, among others. The risk outlook for the waste collection industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the waste collection industry include strategic sourcing practices and green initiatives.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.