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Solid Waste Collection Industry - Market Research, Company Data, and Financial Statistics

Solid Waste Collection Industry - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2021 Solid Waste Collection Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Total market sizes from 2016 to 2026 reveal industry trends and growth patterns. Market size revenues include both public and private companies in the solid waste collection industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)

Included in Report

% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Solid Waste Collection Industry Revenue
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Solid Waste Collection - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Solid Waste Collection companies in the United States.

Solid Waste Collection Revenue by State

US Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesSolid Waste Collection
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Solid Waste Collection - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Solid Waste Collection - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Solid Waste Collection - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Non-haz waste/recyclable mat collection services, non-residential
Non-hazardous - waste collection services, non-residential
Non-hazardous waste/recyclable mat collection services, residential
Non-hazardous - waste collection services, residential
Non-hazardous waste & recyclable mat consolidation, storage, prep
Waste transfer facility services
Non-hazardous waste/recyclable mat subcontracted collection services
Non-haz waste collection service, construction & demolition sites
Non-haz - recyclable material collection service, non-residential

Solid Waste Collection - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations4%


Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations12%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations70%
Motor Vehicle Operators25%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers25%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers24%
Material Moving Workers42%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand8%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors31%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors31%

Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $205,531,269 on the solid waste collection industry. It has awarded 5,234 contracts to 840 companies, with an average value of $244,680 per company.

Solid Waste Collection and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)


Solid Waste Collection (NAICS 562111) Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateApril 2021
Report FormatPDF Download  

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