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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Medical Waste Disposal Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Medical Waste Disposal Services?

What is the average price of Medical Waste Disposal Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Medical Waste Disposal Services. 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 Medical Waste Disposal Services 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 Medical Waste Disposal Services 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 Medical Waste Disposal Services?

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 Medical Waste Disposal Services 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 US medical waste disposal service market is composed of about 187 suppliers. The market is moderately concentrated, with the top four suppliers generating more than 40.0% of total market revenue. The market's largest supplier, Stericycle Inc., accounts for the largest portion of market revenue at 37.1% of... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Product & Service Quality

How flexible are your pickup times?

Do you have enough staff and trucks to handle sudden increases in pickup demand?

How do you retain qualified staff? What is your employee turnover rate?

What is the life span of your containers? How many cycles can they endure?

Supplier Costs

How do fluctuations in fuel costs, energy, insurance and other expenses affect your pricing?

How have you controlled these costs?

Which of your costs are worked into fixed prices, and which are added as surcharges?

Do you place limits on price increases?


How often are your facilities inspected?

Are your facilities open to inspection by customers or regulatory agencies at any time?

Do you have any pending litigation, notices of violations, complaints or suspensions concerning your company? How have you responded to such filings?

What is your safety record? Have you had any accidents, including spills?


How have changing regulations affected your operations?

What type of training does your staff receive to stay up-to-date with regulations?

How has greater regulation affected your pricing? How will changes in regulation affect pricing during a contract's duration?

How do you ensure customers are aware of changes in regulation?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should outline their maximum contract spending.

Buyers should provide details about the project’s payment schedule, including the situations in which payment dates will be changed or payment will be withheld.

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience and qualifications of the medical waste disposal services vendor.

Buyers should make sure that the vendor has the operating capacity to meet the buyer's requirements, including frequency, volume and type of material collection, if applicable.

Buyers should evaluate any additional costs, such as emergency pickup fees or overweight fees for mail-back programs.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers can refer to the Buying-Decision Scorecard in this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the proposal due date.

Buyers should state the date of the first medical waste collection, if applicable.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates, such as reviews.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk for medical waste disposal services is moderate. Fleet operations are a major cost for service providers, and the world price of crude oil has been highly volatile during the past three years. Oil prices fluctuate based on many factors, including exchange rates, global demand, changing regulations and... Subscribe to learn more.