Hazardous Waste Services Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry operate hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities, including combustors, incinerators, and landfills. Major companies include Clean Harbors, EnergySolutions, and Stericycle (all based in the US), as well as Augean (UK), DBE Technology (Germany), and Séché Environnement (France).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by the volume of hazardous waste generated and by the needs of individuals, businesses, and government agencies to comply with hazardous waste disposal laws. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and the ability to secure major contracts. Large companies have economies of scale in buying equipment and establishing treatment facility networks. Small companies can compete by serving local markets or offering specialized services. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for about 90% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Treatment of hazardous waste, including radioactive materials, accounts for about 60% of US industry revenue. Other services include hazardous waste disposal (20%) and storage (10%). Some companies also collect and transport hazardous waste.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Hazardous Waste Services industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Hazardous Waste Services Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Hazardous Waste Services Companies:
$29,739.52M | Switzerland
$15,455.00M | United States
$5,388.68M | Canada
$4,939.72M | United States
$4,812.00M | Switzerland
$4,627.78M | Australia
$3,634.89M | United States
$3,473.12M | United States
$3,446.55M | Australia
$3,412.19M | United States
$3,377.42M | United States
$3,358.88M | Australia
$3,308.90M | United States
$2,955.94M | Switzerland
$2,641.78M | China
$2,618.81M | United States
$2,294.46M | United Kingdom
$2,189.23M | Germany
$2,025.52M | Switzerland
$1,977.32M | United States
$1,961.94M | United States
$1,961.94M | United States
$1,792.61M | United States
$1,554.17M | United States
$1,533.79M | Australia

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