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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?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Customer Service

Do clients have a dedicated account manager or do they call a general support line?

How many clients does each account manager look after?

What systems or software do you use to manage accounts?

Do you offer around-the-clock customer account and technical support?

How can customer service representatives be reached? What is the typical response time for each of these methods?


Where are your domestic and international distribution facilities located?

What are your shipping rates to my facilities? Do shipping rates vary if I need products shipped to more than one location?

Do you partner with other suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery? If so, whom do you partner with and how long have you been working together?

Do you allow clients to use their own shipping, transportation or delivery methods?

What percentage of their supply chain is vulnerable to shipping disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


How long have you been active in this field? How long have you served operators in my industry?

What are some similar clients you have serviced, along with dates and the service period?

Could you provide a list of client references, along with contact information?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

Will you help design and build customized products?


How do you win and retain business?

How long have you provided products to your longest-tenured client?

What is your reputation like among competitors and customers? 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 supplied customized hazardous waste containers?

Is your company capable of producing and delivering a customized product with no adjustments in terms of your equipment and operations?

What additions or modifications to your equipment, staff or operations are necessary to meet our needs?

How will additions or modifications affect costs?

Supply Chain

From where do you source your primary materials?

Have you ever experienced insufficient supplies?

How often do you reevaluate list prices in relation to fluctuations in input costs?

How do you control for sudden spikes in material prices?

What kind of price fluctuation caps do you have in place in case of input price shocks?

How has your financial strength changed during the coronavirus pandemic? What is your ability to fill future supply orders?

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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 the average supplier's revenue, changes in the prices of major raw materials directly affect... Subscribe to learn more.