Waste Management Services

Waste Management Services

Overview

The 17,700 waste management companies in the US provide hazardous and nonhazardous waste collection, hauling, and treatment; operation of transfer stations and landfills; septic system pumping; and remediation including specialized cleanup of contaminated buildings, mine sites, soil, or ground water. About 60% of industry sales receipts come from services to businesses, organizations, and farms; 20% to residences; and 20% to government.

Vertical Integration

Waste management companies are using vertical integration to control their waste streams, broaden services, cut costs, and improve profitability.

Expanded Recycling

A growing number of cities are offering recycling programs to residents and businesses.