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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Hazardous Waste Containers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Hazardous Waste Containers?

What is the average price of Hazardous Waste Containers?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Hazardous Waste Containers. 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 Hazardous Waste Containers 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 Hazardous Waste Containers 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 Hazardous Waste Containers?

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 Hazardous Waste Containers with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The top four suppliers of hazardous waste containers (Airgas Inc., Staples Inc. (via Essendant Inc.), W.W. Grainger Inc. and MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.) hold less than 30.0% of the market, which indicates a low level of market share concentration. There are more than 9,000 firms in the market, which... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


How do you win and retain business?

How long have you provided product to your longest tenured client?

What is your reputation like among competitors and customers and how have you developed it?

What sets your product apart from your competitors'?

Do you offer any value-added products or services that your competitors do not?


How long has your company been involved with hazardous waste container supplies?

Is your company capable of producing and delivering this product as is, with little to no adjustments in terms of your equipment and operations?

If not, what additions or modifications to your equipment, staff or operations are necessary in order match our needs?

How will these additions or modifications affect cost?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain when and how payments will be made.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for each hazardous waste container.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers with direct experience providing the kind of hazardous waste containers they are seeking.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers hazardous waste containers with the appropriate specifications.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated price and ongoing costs of the units they are offering.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate when contract proposals are due.

Buyers should include when award information will be available.

Buyers should indicate other critical dates related to the service, such as a detailed shipping schedule.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Hazardous waste container suppliers encounter a moderate level of supply chain risk, which is largely the result of suppliers’ dependency on key inputs, such as plastic materials and steel. Because purchases constitute more than half of average supplier revenue, changes in the prices of major raw materials, such as plastic,... Subscribe to learn more.