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Municipal Solid Waste Gate Rate Trends
Solid Waste Digest Established in 1990, the Solid Waste Digest has evolved from a newsletter into the solid waste industry’s leading independent research service on the business of managing waste. The Solid Waste Digest team provides an independent, third-party analysis and perspective on key solid waste market trends.

The Chartwell Solid Waste Digest is widely recognized as “the original source” on gate rates trends for both municipal solid waste and construction and demolition wastes. In 2010, the Chartwell Solid Waste Digest is offering individual state reports on municipal solid waste gate trends for the period of 2001 through 2009. These innovative, new reports provide decision makers with both an understanding of both recent and long term gate rate changes.

These individual reports represent the accumulation of nine years of research surveys. Each state’s report is available for $250.00. For information on multiple copy discounts, contact customer services. Show below is an example of a Municipal Solid Waste Gate Rate Trend Report for 2001 – 2009. Asterisks have been used to replace confidential proprietary statistics in the report.

Chartwell Solid Waste Digest - Example State Report, Arizona
Municipal Solid Waste Gate Rate Trend 2001 - 2009
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Arizona Municipal Solid Waste Gate Rate Trends 2001 - 2009
By Cary Perket
This report is provided as an illustration of the typical content of a Chartwell Solid Waste Digest’s report series “Municipal Solid Waste Gate Rate Trends 2001 - 2009”.

For the entire period of 2001 through 2009, the state average and median gate rates in Arizona were lower than the corresponding national average and median gate rates. In 2009, the state average gate rate at $*/ton was $* per ton lower than the national average; the state median gate rate was about $* per ton lower at $* per ton. However, there is a significant difference in average and median gate rates as well as gate rate trends between small, medium, and large landfills.

The state average gate rate was $* per ton in 2009. The 2009 average state gate rate are about the same as the previous year. The triangular points in Figure 1 represent the state average gate rates during the period of 2001 through 2009. During that period, the state average gate rate increased by $* per ton. The national average gate rate (represented by the circular points and trend line) increased by $* per ton over the same period to $* per ton.

National Average Gate Rate

Figure 1

State vs. National Average Gate Rate
Municipal Solid Waste

The state median gate rates for the period of 2001 through 2009 are represented in Figure 2 by the triangular points. In 2009, the state median gate rate was calculated to be $* per ton. The 2009 state median gate rate was the same as the 2008 state median gate rate. Nationally, the median gate rate was determined to be $* per ton in 2009. The median state gate rates changed $* per ton from 2001 to 2009; the national median, represented by the diamond points and trend line, increased by $* per ton in the same period.

Figure 2

State vs. National Median Gate Rate
Municipal Solid Waste

Median Gate Rate
Discussion
The difference between the national average gate rate and the Arizona’s average gate rate is increasing. The rate of gate rate change, as measured by the change in average gate rates between 2001 and 2009, is *% slower than the nation change. The nationwide average gate rate increased $* per ton or *%. Arizona’s average gate rate increased about $* per ton or *% during the same time period.

Arizona’s large and medium landfills had statewide average and median gate rates that were less than the corresponding national average and median gate rate in 2009. In 2009, Arizona’s small landfill average state rate was the same as the nation average gate rate. Since the Arizona average and median gate rates in 2001 were less than corresponding national average and median gate rates for different sized landfills, the current gate rates represent a percentage change in gate rates faster than the national change for large and small landfills.

Large Landfills (Greater than 750 tons per day)
Large Landfills
A large landfill as per Chartwell rankings is a landfill that accepts over 750 tons per day. The change in the Arizona average gate rate for large landfills since 2001 was $* or about the same as happened to the national average for large landfills; but because Arizona’s large landfill average gate rates started lower in 2001, the $* per ton change represents a *% increase.

The large landfills were found in the survey to have an average gate rate of slightly below $* per ton. The change in gate rate between 2009 and 2008 was less than a $* per ton. The median state gate rate for large landfills was determined to be about $* per ton; the small amount of change between 2008 and 2009 was insufficient to change the state’s median gate rate at large landfills. Since 2001, the median at the gate rate changed by $* per ton at the state large landfills. Comparatively:

  • Nationwide, large landfills had an average gate rate of $* per ton, slightly below the gate rate at this landfill.
  • Nationwide, the average gate rate at large landfills has risen approximately $* per ton since 2001
  • The national median gate rate for large landfills was $* per ton,
  • Nationwide, the median gate rate at large landfills has raised approximately $* per ton since 2001.

large landfills

Figure 3

Large Landfills

Medium Landfills (Greater than 250 tons/day, less than 750 tons per day)
Medium Landfills
The medium landfills, those accepting over 250 tons per day but less than the large landfills, had a state average gate rate of $* per ton. The one year change in the average gate rate at the state’s medium size was less than $* per ton. The gate rate changes were sufficient to change the state’s median gate rate for medium landfills to $*. Since 2001, the average and median gate rate change at the medium landfill in the state has increased by about $* per ton and $* per ton, respectively. In comparison:
  • Nationwide, the medium landfills had an average gate rate of $* per ton in 2009.
  • The change in the national average gate rate for medium landfills since 2001 was $* per ton
  • Medium landfill, in 2009, had a nationwide median gate rate of $* per ton
  • Since 2001, the national median gate rate for medium landfills increased by $* per ton
Overall, Arizona’s average gate rate for median size landfills increased by *% since 2001, this change is slower than the *% change in national average for median landfills.
medium landfills

Figure 4

Median Landfills

Small Landfills (Less than 250 tons per year)
Small Landfills
Amongst the landfills surveyed of this size, the state average and median was approximately $* per ton and $* per ton, respectively. Since 2001, the state average gate rate at these facilities has risen by $* per ton. Since 2001, the state’s median gate rate increased by $* at small landfills. In comparison:
  • Small landfills had a nationwide average gate rate of $* per ton
  • The national average gate rate for small landfills increase by $* from 2001
  • The nationwide median gate rate for small landfills was $* per ton
  • The national median gate rate for small landfills since 2001 rose by $* per ton
The change in Arizona’s average gate rate at the surveyed small landfills was about *% since 2001, the change in the national average gate rate for small landfills was about *%.
small landfills

Figure 5

Small Landfills

Summary
The statewide average and median gate rates for Arizona’s large and medium landfills are today and have been historically since 2001, less than the corresponding national average and median gate rates for those sized landfills. Thisis no longer true of Arizona’s small landfills which have reach gate rate parity with the small landfills on a basis of the national average gate rate.

The average state gate rate is highest at small landfills ($*/ton); large landfills have a higher average state gate rate ($*/ton) than the medium landfills ($*/ton). The median state gate rates, high to low, are $*/ton at small landfills, $*/ton at large landfills, and $*/ton at medium landfills.

The rate of increase in state’s gate rate, as measured by the percentage increase since 2001, is faster than the national change for large and small landfills since 2001. The change in the average and median state gate rate for medium landfills is less than the occurring on a nationwide basis for the same size landfills.

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