Waste Business Journal Products & Services
What we do
In short: we gather important waste industry information and try
to make sense of it to make your job easier and more effective.
Our researchers gather data from a wide variety of sources the
most important of which are our own custom market surveys that then
becomes the basis of our proprietary services and products. Our
nearly twenty years of experience informs both our research and
WBJ researchers survey a wide variety of waste processing and disposal
operations across the country and in Canada to collect detailed,
time-series information. Among many things we ask are what types
of waste are handled, how much is accepted, what is charged for
the material or how much paid for the commodity, what types of equipment
are employed, market area served, operating and remaining capacity,
who owns and operates the facility, and much more.
We also research the federal agencies and the various state regulatory
agencies for the data they gather and sometimes publish. To better
understand important industry issues and key trends, we research
a wide variety of various news and industry sources, published research,
consulting studies, and other reports.
The directory comes in a variety of formats that includes both
a hardcopy as well as various electronic files. Those include an
Excel spreadsheet and an Acrobat file such as the samples included,
a database file, individual acrobat files for each of the state
maps, and mapping shape files. ($1595, includes one year of periodic
updates, usually every 6 weeks).
Waste Business Journal offers a wide range of services from customized
consulting projects for individual companies to multi-client studies
on timely industry topics. Our industry experts provide detailed,
consistent, integrated analysis across product lines and geographic
regions. We often combine our analysis with a comprehensive historical
perspective. With hundreds of clients, Waste Business Journal is
recognized as a premier source for economic data and analysis of
the waste management industry. Our waste disposal research has been
cited in several national publications, including the New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist,
and many others.
Over the years, Waste Business Journal has gained considerable
expertise in helping commercial environmental service firms make
decisions about developing and expanding or discontinuing environmental
ventures. Our years of experience gives dimension to our analysis
the variety of business, policy, regulatory, and technology issues
that affect the industry.
Our goal with clients:
- Help clients to understand alternatives as well as to define
- Help clients to understand particular markets.
- Forecast expected revenue streams based on dynamic market
conditions and internally developed economic models.
- Forecast associated costs of various disposal options based
on client criteria.
In general, our customized research and consulting to clients can be categorized as follows.