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US Ecology (ECOL) Company Profile

Updated Aug 8, 2019
US Ecology has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:US Ecology, Inc.
Short Name:US Ecology
Trading Ticker Symbol:ECOL
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Idaho, ID
Primary Industry Sector:Public Utilities
Seconday Sub-sector:Environmental Services
Main Business Areas: Public Utilities, Environmental Services, Industrials, Waste Management
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for US Ecology

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of US Ecology as of writing:
Current Share Price:$63.04
Previous Year's Closing Price:$62.98
Percentage Price Change (YTD):0.1%
Market Cap:$1.42 billion
52-week Price Range:$54.24 - $77.15
Dividend Per Share:$0.72
EPS (TTM):2.29
Price-Earnings (Trailing):27.54
Price-Earnings (Forward):23.79

Company Profile and Business Description for US Ecology

US Ecology, Inc., incorporated on March 23, 1987, is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a range of field and industrial services. The Company operates in two business segments: Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services. Its Environmental Services segment provides a range of hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at Company-owned landfill, wastewater and other treatment facilities. The Company's Field & Industrial Services segment provides packaging and collection of hazardous waste and total waste management solutions at customer sites and through its transfer facilities. Its services include on-site management, waste characterization, transportation and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste. The Field & Industrial Services segment also provides specialty services, such as high-pressure cleaning, tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation, transportation, spill cleanup and emergency response and other services to commercial and industrial facilities and to government entities.

Environmental Services Segment

The Company's Environmental Services Segment includes physical treatment, recycling, landfill disposal and wastewater treatment services. The Company recycles, treats and disposes hazardous and non-hazardous industrial wastes. It owns and operates approximately five permitted hazardous waste treatment and disposal landfills in the United States and Canada used primarily for the disposal of wastes treated at the Company-owned onsite and offsite treatment facilities. It also operates a commercial low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) landfill in Richland, Washington that is licensed by the Washington Department of Health.

The Company operates wastewater treatment facilities that offer a range of wastewater treatment technologies. These wastewater treatment operations involve processing hazardous and non-hazardous wastes through the use of physical and chemical treatment methods. Its wastewater treatment facilities treat a range of industrial liquid and semi-liquid wastes containing heavy metals, organics and suspended solids. It operates recycling technologies designed to reclaim valuable commodities from hazardous waste, including oil-bearing hazardous waste, certain metal-bearing waste, batteries, and solvent-based wastes for industrial clients, metal finishing and other manufacturing processes. Resource recovery involves the treatment of wastes using various methods to remove contaminants from the original material to restore its usefulness and to reduce the volume of waste requiring disposal. The Company offers full-service storm water management and propylene glycol recovery at major airports. It operates deicing fluid collection systems at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International, Pittsburgh and Detroit airports.

The Company operates a thermal desorption unit at its Robstown, Texas facility that recovers oil and catalyst from refinery waste. The recycled oil and recycled catalyst are sold to third parties. It operates a fleet of mobile solvent recycling stills that provide on-site recycling services throughout the Eastern United States. The Company's Mobile Recycling services are based in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

Field & Industrial Services Segment

The Company's Field & Industrial Services include a range of industrial maintenance and specialty services at refineries, chemical plants, steel and automotive plants, and other government, commercial and industrial facilities. Onsite specialty services include high-pressure cleaning, tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation, transportation, spill cleanup and emergency response. It provides these services through a network of facilities located throughout the Eastern United States that are organized into service lines, including Small Quantity Generation, Remediation Services, Managed Services, Emergency Response, Transfer and Processing and Terminal Services, and Industrial Services.

The Company's small quantity generation service offerings consist of retail services, laboratory packing and household hazardous waste (HHW) collection. Retail services, laboratory packing and HHW are full-service waste characterization, packaging, collection and transportation programs. Services are provided to small, medium and large industrial and commercial customers. Its remediation service offerings include surgical excavations, wastewater management, building decontamination and radiological site remediation. The Company's managed service offerings consist of total waste management (TWM) programs. Its primary emergency response offerings include spill response, waste analysis and treatment and disposal planning. The Company also offers product transfers, spill contingency planning and yearly service agreements with first responder status. Its terminal services include petroleum and chemical tank cleaning and other services, including emergency response, construction and industrial maintenance. The Company services petroleum terminals around New York Harbor. Its primary industrial service offerings include emergency response, industrial cleaning and maintenance for railroads, refineries, chemical plants, steel and automotive plants, as well as tank cleaning and temporary storage.

The Company competes with Clean Harbors, Inc., Heritage Environmental Services, Waste Management, Inc, Peoria Disposal Company, Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Tradebe, Ross Environmental, Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Veolia Environmental Services, Energy Solutions, Inc., Waste Control Specialists, Inc. and Stericycle, Inc.

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Peer / Competitor Companies of Environmental Services Sector

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▶ Avalon (AWX): Avalon Holdings Corporation (Avalon), incorporated on April 30, 1998, provides waste management services to industrial, commercial, municipal and governmental customers in northeastern and midwestern United States markets, captive landfill management ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Casella Waste (CWST): Casella Waste Systems, Inc., incorporated on March 1, 1993, is a solid waste services company. The Company provides resource management services to residential, commercial, municipal and industrial customers, primarily in ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Clean Harbors (CLH): Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. It operates through Technical Services; Industrial and Field Services; Safety-Kleen; and Oil, Gas and Lodg....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Perma-Fix Environmental (PESI): Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., incorporated on December 19, 1990, is an environmental and environmental technology know-how company. The Company operates in three segments: The Treatment Segment (Treatment), the Services Segment ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

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▶ Stericycle (SRCLP): Stericycle, Inc., incorporated on March 21, 1989, is a business-to-business services provider. The Company focuses on regulated and compliance solutions for healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses. The Companys segments include ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Waste Connections (WCN): Waste Connections, Inc. provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through six segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production (E&P). It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Waste Management (WM): Waste Management, Inc. (WM), incorporated on April 28, 1995, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of waste management environmental services. The Companys segments include ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

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