Collection day: Rebounding demand from the industrial sector is forecast to drive revenue growth

The Waste Collection Services industry has experienced steady expansion over the five years to 2018. Demand for industry services is a function of domestic waste produced from both households and commercial clients, with waste levels varying depending on industrial production levels and per capita consumer waste generation. Over the past five years, the industry has experienced positive overall conditions. Residential markets have helped the industry, with rising consumer spending levels and consumption prompting increased residential waste output. Over the five years to 2023, continuing trends of public-private partnerships and continually rising demand from the industrial sector are forecast to increase more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The increased level of regulation imposed on service providers is expected to keep profitability in check
  • Public agencies that provide waste collection services have increasingly become privatized
  • The industry’s average profit margin will fall slightly over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Waste Collection Services industry in Canada has a low level of concentration. While the two leading companies in the industry capture close to 30.0% of industry revenue, no other operators are estimated to have a greater than 5.0% share of the industry. Overall the industry is characterized by a large number of smaller companies that operate on a regional basis. Almost a quarter of industry establishments are nonemployers and close to 90.0% of industry establishments have fewer than 20 workers.The market share concentration has remained fairly stable over the past five years. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste Collection Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Waste Collection Services Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population and Demand from manufacturing in the Waste Collection Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Collection Services Industry?

    This industry collects hazardous and nonhazardous waste and recyclable materials. Nonhazardous waste includes municipal solid waste (household waste) and industrial and commercial waste. The industry includes transfer stations, where waste is transferred from local vehicles to long-distance vehicles for transport to disposal facilities. This industry does not account for government-provided services of a similar nature.

    Industry Products
  • Nonhazardous residential waste colletion
  • Nonhazardous nonresidential collection
  • Nonhazardous waste transfer facility services
  • Nonhazardous consolidation, storage and preparation services
  • All other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Waste and refuse collection and hauling
  • Ash and brush collection and hauling
  • Hazardous waste collection
  • Radioactive waste collecting and local hauling
  • Recyclable material collection and hauling
  • Removal and hauling of rubble, construction and demolition debris
  • Waste transfer station operation
  • Municipal solid waste (MSW) collection and hauling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Demand from recycling facilities
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure and trends
  • Privatization and regulation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shifting industry structure
  • Environmental regulation
  • Table: Waste Collection Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Waste Collection Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction In Canada
  • Wholesale Trade In Canada
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance In Canada
  • Accommodation and Food Services In Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing in Canada
  • Machinery Maintenance & Heavy Equipment Repair Services in Canada
  • Other Plastic Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing in Canada
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Nonhazardous residential waste colletion
  • Nonhazardous nonresidential collection
  • All other services
  • Nonhazardous consolidation, storage and preparation services
  • Nonhazardous waste transfer facility services
  • Chart: Waste Collection Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Residential
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Collection Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent, utilities, depreciation and marketingOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Collection Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Collection Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Waste Connections Inc., Waste Management Inc.,
  • Table: Waste Connections Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Waste Management Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Collection Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Waste Collection Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Population (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
  • Curbside Collection
  • The most common form of collection service provided to the municipal household market in urban and suburban areas.
  • Electronic Waste
  • Discarded electric equipment, appliances or electronic devices.
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment.
  • Landfill
  • A disposal site for nonhazardous, municipal solid waste.
  • Municipal Solid Waste (Msw)
  • Regular waste generated by households, businesses and institutions, excluding industrial and construction waste.
  • Transfer Station
  • Building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste by local vehicles, where waste is later transferred to long-distance vehicles for transport to disposal facilities.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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