James Thompson heads Waste Business Journal, a research and consulting firm dedicated to the waste management industry. With over twenty years of experience in the industry, he is a leading expert on waste issues, pricing and business trends in the US. In 1991, he created the Solid Waste Digest, the industry’s first quantitative business newsletter. In doing so, he developed what continues to be the industry’s most comprehensive database of pricing, volume and supply statistics.

Today, the Waste Business Journal is the source of record for understanding the ever more complex and vertically integrated waste management industry. His company publishes important and highly regarded research on the many diverse aspects and segments of the business.

Mr. Thompson regularly consults with clients on issues of strategic, economic, regulatory, and policy issues related to waste management. His clients include corporations, governments, and agencies of the federal government. He has consulted to every major solid waste firm in the U.S. Consequently, his views have been presented in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Economist and National Public Radio among many other media. He also speaks at numerous industry conferences and other events.

Mr. Thompson holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Yale University.