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NAICS NewsletterJune 19, 2008

NAICS 562111

Solid Waste Collection

Government Contract and Procurement Analysis Report

Report Summary

This report, offered by epipeline, contains a brief analysis of the Federal government's procurement practices with regards to purchasing the services of Solid Waste Collection.

You will find information on the top federal government agencies that purchase these services, as well as their procurement strategy (i.e. full and open competition, set-asides and more). Finally, there is a review of the top companies that are awarded federal government contracts for Solid Waste Collection.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Solid Waste Collection' industry, NAICS 562111. To understand the future, one must study the past. epipeline's Contract History Plus* provides you with a broad context and several perspectives that enables you to develop the best positioning and strategy for your company to more effectively compete for government contracts. The following graph illustrates one such perspective: the top Government departments buying these services over the last four fiscal years.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY04 - FY07 for NAICS 562111


Companies represented by NAICS 562111 provide several different types of services as they relate to solid waste collection. Primarily, these services fall into one or more of three categories:

  • Collection and/or Hauling of nonhazardous solid waste (i.e., garbage) within a local area;
  • Operation of nonhazardous solid waste transfer stations; and
  • Collection and/or Hauling of mixed recyclable materials within a local area.

The description of NAICS 562111 is further broken out to include these additional specific topics:

  • Ash collection services
  • Ash hauling, local
  • Garbage collection services
  • Garbage hauling, local
  • Garbage pick-up services
  • Recyclable material collection services
  • Recyclable material hauling, local
  • Refuse collection services
  • Refuse hauling, local
  • Rubbish (i.e., nonhazardous solid waste) hauling, local
  • Rubbish collection services
  • Trash collection services
  • Trash hauling, local
  • Waste collection services, nonhazardous solid
  • Waste hauling, local, nonhazardous solid
  • Waste transfer stations, nonhazardous solid

NAICS 562111 has remained the same through all versions of the NAICS - 1997, 2002, and 2007. This code was previously represented by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code 4212. The size standard for NAICS 562111 the size standard is $11.5 Million (effective October 1, 2007), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average annual gross receipts does not exceed $11.5 Million for the past three years. If a company has not been in business for three years, the average weekly revenue for the number of weeks the company has been in business is multiplied by 52 to determine the average annual receipts.

Total reported spending under NAICS 562111 for the period of FY04 through FY07 was over $468 Million. Fiscal Year 2007 reported spending of $159 Million for solid waste services. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY04 through FY07.

Reported Contact Spending FY04 - FY07 for NAICS 562111
** Note: it is possible that some Defense spending for the more recent fiscal years (FY05 to present) is not as widely reported as earlier years. These numbers will likely increase as more departments and agencies report their contract spending.


The Department of Defense (DoD) was the largest buyer for these services for the last four fiscal years (FY04 through FY07), with over $332 Million in contract spending, comprising over 70% of the market share for NAICS 562111. This value includes all components of the Defense Department (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, DLA, etc.). This amount could grow even more, as there are some gaps in reported DOD spending (FY05 and later). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was a distant second, with 13% of the market share, equating to approximately $64 Million. The Department of Interior (DOI) reported contract spending for this period at about $20 Million. Only the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA aka DVA) had reported spending over $10 Million.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY04 - FY07 for NAICS 562111


According to the Central Contractor Registry (CCR), there are 2,227 companies registered under NAICS 562111 (source: active registrants, as of 05/09/2008). Of this number, 1,514 qualify as small businesses.

The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY04 through FY07. The first chart represents the top 10 companies that were awarded their contracts under ANY type of competition, whether it was full and open, small business set-aside, sole-sourced, etc. This list primarily consists of large businesses. The second chart, however, lists the top 10 companies that won their contracts under RESTRICTED competition. Specifically, epipeline limited this to those contracts awarded under the acquisition strategies listed below. The contract dollars represented on this second chart may not include all contract dollars for the individual contractor.

  • 8(a) Competed
  • 8(a) Small Disadvantaged (SDB) set-aside
  • 8(a) sole-source
  • SDB set-aside
  • SDB, 8(a) with HUBZone
  • Combination HUBZone and 8(a)
  • HUBZone set-aside
  • HUBZone sole-source
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside
  • SDVOSB sole-source
  • Emerging Small Business set-aside
  • Very Small Business set-aside
  • Reserved for Small Businesses ($2501 to $100,000)
  • Total Small Business set-aside

Fort Mifflin Reclamation Associates Inc., holds the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $22.8 Million in total contract dollars for FY04 through FY07 - or 5.8% of the market share. The remaining firms in the top five, Waste Management of Florida, Matthews Marine Gulf Equipment Ventures LLC, and Three Deuces Inc., all have contract dollars over $10 Million for this period.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 562111 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY04 - FY07 - Unrestricted

The combined contract spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition" totaled over $130 Million for FY04 through FY07. Matthews Marine Gulf Equipment Ventures LLC (the third ranked firm on the chart above) takes top honors for contracts with reported acquisition strategies associated with small businesses. Their 11.65% of the market share equates to contract dollars exceeding $15 Million. Three Deuces Inc. (fourth on unrestricted chart), took the second spot with their 7.93% of the market share, which represented just over $10 Million in contract spending. The remaining firms in the top ten, along with twenty other companies that fall outside the top ten all had contracts with spending reported for that period exceeding $1 Million.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 562111 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY04 - FY07 - RESTRICTED Competition


Over 56% of the contract dollars spend during the FY04 through FY07 timeframe were awarded using full and open competition. This represented over $9.0 Billion for NAICS 562111. Over 34% of contracts during this period did not report their acquisition strategy. These contracts could include those awarded using full and open competition, small business set-aside, or any manner of restriction. This accounted for over $5.4 Billion in contract dollars. Contracts that were sole sourced to 8(a) firms totaled $640 Million for this period, whereas competitively awarded contracts set aside for 8(a)s totaled $269 Million. Reported spending for small business set-aside contracts had a total reported value of $464 Million.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 562111 - FY04 through FY07


These contracts are being performed across the continental United States and abroad. The 50 states plus Washington, DC have reported spending of $378 Million and contracts for locations outside the United States total over $90 Million. The map below illustrates the distribution of locations within the United States (only). For example, there are 10 states that are shaded bright yellow. This means that these states have reported contract spending between $12.1 Million and $34.3 Million.

The state with the highest total of reported contract spending is Texas, with $34.2 Million. Louisiana had the second largest reported amount, with over $29 Million. California, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania also had contract spending for the FY04-FY07 period over $25 Million.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 562111 FY04-FY07
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