Waste not, want not: Higher recycling rates support industry revenue growth

The Waste Collection industry has grown over the past five years, supported by growth in household disposable income, which encouraged consumer spending and resulted in a rising volume of waste generated by each household. At the same time, higher construction activity in both the residential and non-residential markets over the past five years has boosted demand for collection of construction and demolition waste. Funding and policies by the government boosted the number of housing starts throughout the period, further supporting demand for industry services. In addition, strong economic activity and a steady increase in the number of businesses operating in Ireland also supported demand from commercial firms. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.9%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Construction activity has boosted demand for construction and demolition waste collection
  • Increases to the landfill levy have encouraged consumers to recycle more
  • Higher landfill levies are expected to weigh on average margin growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Waste collection and disposal is mandatory across all regions in the Republic of Ireland, which reflects the spread of establishments. Each region requires collection services regardless of the level of economic activity. Nevertheless, the spread of establishments is influenced by population and the level of disposable income. The Mid-West and the West are home to a high number of establishments, in line with relatively high economic activity. Firms in these regions are strategically located in close proximity to landfill sites in an effort to reduce the cost of transporting waste long distances. The majority of firms are also located close to recycling and recovery plants. Firms located in Dublin serve more people per establishment because Dublin is the most populous region in Ireland. Fir...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste Collection Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Waste Collection Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Gross disposable income of households and residential building construction index in the Waste Collection industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Collection in Ireland Industry?

    Firms in the industry collect non-hazardous solid waste from households and businesses. The industry includes the collection of municipal, commercial, industrial and construction waste and recyclable waste products.

    Industry Products
  • Household waste collection
  • Commercial waste collection
  • Construction and demolition waste collection
  • Industrial waste collection
  • Other waste collection
  • Industry Activities
  • Collecting solid municipal waste
  • Collecting industrial waste
  • Collecting demolition and construction waste
  • Collecting recyclable materials
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Gross disposable income of households
  • residential building construction index
  • Number of businesses
  • Population
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
    Demolition demandRubbish regulationWasted profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Full capacityPiling policies
  • Table: Waste Collection Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Waste Collection Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development in Ireland
  • Supermarkets in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland
  • Building Construction in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Household waste collection
  • Commercial waste collection
  • Construction and demolition waste collection
  • Industrial waste collection
  • Other waste collection
  • Chart: Waste Collection Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Construction firms
  • Service and retail businesses
  • Farms
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Collection Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Landfill levy
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Collection

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Collection Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Beauparc Utilities Ltd,
  • Table: Beauparc Utilities Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Collection Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Waste Collection Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Help To Buy
  • The scheme allows eligible first-time buyers to claim a refund on the deposit for a new home.
  • Landfill Levy
  • The tax levied on waste sent to landfill sites.
  • Municipal Waste
  • Everyday waste generated by households and businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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