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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Recycling Services in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Recycling Services in Canada?

What is the average price of Recycling Services in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Recycling Services in Canada. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Recycling Services in Canada been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Recycling Services in Canada yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Recycling Services in Canada?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Recycling Services in Canada with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supplier Costs

  • How do you determine fuel surcharges? Do you place limits on fuel surcharges?
  • How have the changing costs of insurance, fuel and other expenses altered your pricing?
  • How do you control increases in costs?
  • How have your prices changed in response to fluctuating costs from upstream suppliers?

Customer Base

  • What factors do you use to determine which customers to provide services to?
  • Which provinces do you serve? Do you have operations in any other countries? If so, which countries?
  • To what extent do your service offerings change in line with buyer size? What different services do you provide to customers of different sizes?
  • What types of customers do you typically work with?
  • What share of your business stems from customers with needs similar to mine?


  • Why are your services priced higher or lower than those of your competitors?
  • Do you provide any incentives for repeat customers?
  • What is your method for attracting and retaining customers?
  • Can you provide a list of referrals from both current and past clients?
  • How do you compete with cheaper disposal options in Canada?
  • Are you a member of any industry associations, such as the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Recycling Services in Canada RFP include?

Project Budget

  • If one exists, buyers should specify their budget for the desired recycling services as well as other related products and services.
  • Vendors should provide a detailed cost breakdown for the requested recycling services, including any additional fees and taxes.
  • Vendors should provide detailed information about their fuel surcharges and any other supplemental charges.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to fulfil the technical requirements outlined in the RFP.
  • Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to meet the buyer's requirements, including the frequency of pickups, the provinces where suppliers operate and the volume and type of materials that must be recycled.
  • Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on the competitiveness of their cost proposals.
  • Buyers will evaluate vendors based on their ability to control contamination of recyclables and reduce the volume of material sent to landfills.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should outline the schedule and process for the RFP and project.
  • Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.
  • Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract as well as renewal and cancellation policy terms.
  • Buyers should state the date of the first collection.