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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Recycling Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Recycling Services?

What is the average price of Recycling Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Recycling 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 Recycling 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 Recycling 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 Recycling 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 Recycling 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 recycling service market currently has more than 8,000 suppliers. The top four companies account for more than 50.0% of the market's revenue, indicating a high level of market share concentration, which undermines buyer power. The high concentration is largely due to the extensive capital that is required to enter... Subscribe to learn more.

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 have plummeting fuel prices due to the coronavirus pandemic affected your service rates?

How do you control increases in costs?

How have your prices changed in response to fluctuating costs from upstream suppliers?

Do you have the capacity to convert your fleets to natural gas trucks? What investments have you made to improve your natural gas infrastructure?

Customer Base

What factors do you use to determine which customers to provide services to?

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?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my 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.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to fulfill 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 and volume and type of materials that must be recycled.

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on the competitiveness of their cost proposals.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

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 cancelation policy terms.

Buyers should state the date of the first collection.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for recycling services is at a moderate level. The key upstream suppliers include fuel dealers, truck manufacturers and industrial machinery and equipment manufacturers. Suppliers use gasoline to operate their machinery and their fleet of trucks, and they obtain this crucial input from fuel dealers. Fuel dealers... Subscribe to learn more.