Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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A rise in the numbers of businesses and households, in conjunction with growing industrial production activity, has led to increased waste generation and, subsequently, higher demand for waste collection services; higher demand has, in turn, led to steady price growth for solid waste collection and disposal services, negatively affecting buyers. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Services in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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The rising number of domestic businesses is expected to result in higher demand and prices for waste collection services over the three years to 2017

Solid waste collection and disposal services have a buyer power score of 3.1 out of 5, indicating a moderate level of negotiating power for buyers. Although the present purchasing environment allows buyers to negotiate favorable contractual terms, buyer power has declined in the three years to 2014 mainly due to rising service prices. “Price growth during this period can primarily be attributed to fluctuating gasoline prices, regulatory changes and trends in demand for services from residential, commercial, industrial and other construction markets,” according to IBISWorld business research analyst Deonta Smith.

The numbers of businesses and households have increased during the three years to 2014. A rise in these numbers, in conjunction with growing industrial production activity, has led to increased waste generation and, subsequently, higher demand for waste collection services. Higher demand has, in turn, led to steady price growth for solid waste collection and disposal services, negatively affecting buyers. Additionally, an increasing number of environmental regulations have boosted compliance costs for market suppliers, further driving prices and hindering buyers' ability to negotiate lower service prices. “In the three years to 2017, service prices are forecast to continue growing as the economy stabilizes and construction activity continues to rise,” says Smith.

Fortunately, price volatility for solid waste collection and disposal services has been low over the past three years, so buyers have not experienced significant price shifts. Although the market's supply chain poses a moderate risk to buyers, especially in regards to fluctuations in the prices of various inputs, such as fuel, buyers should not face a high degree of risk from the supply chain as long as downstream demand remains stable and regulations regarding safe operating practices do not become too burdensome for suppliers to comply with. Buyers should determine their needs and the frequency with which they will require waste collection services and enroll in long-term contracts to help mitigate rising prices. Major vendors include Waste Management Inc., Republic Services Inc., Casella Waste Systems Inc. and Clean Harbors Inc. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Services procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of solid waste collection and disposal services. Contractors in this market collect and dispose of municipal (household), industrial and commercial garbage and refuse. This report excludes hazardous waste disposal and recycling services.
Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Regulation
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Imports
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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