Solid treatment: Demand for treatment facilities has supported industry growth

The Waste Treatment and Disposal industry has performed well over the five years through 2019. Waste management in Ireland has increasingly focused on general waste reduction and encouraging treatment of waste. As a result, demand for waste treatment has expanded over the past five years to account for a growing share of revenue. The significant closure of landfill sites and a higher landfill levy set at €75 per tonne weighed on demand for landfill services and revenue from this service. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.8% to reach €673.4 million over the five years through 2019. This includes revenue growth of 5.7% in the current 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

  • Disposal costs and investment in expanding treatment facilities have affected margins
  • Industry operators have modernised existing facilities and expanded capacity in recent years
  • The total volume of waste generated is expected to increase over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry are high in the Waste Treatment and Disposal industry. It is unlikely that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would grant a licence for a new landfill site due to more preference for waste treatment, recycling and general waste prevention. Landfill sites have been closing over the past decade as the waste management sector continues to move away from landfill services and towards the use of incinerators. This provides a significant barrier to entry that is likely to discourage potential entrants. The financial requirements for a new waste treatment facility can also discourage new entrants. In addition, a treat facility can take years to build which inflates operating costs. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having an integrated operation
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Public concern over environmental issues in the Waste Treatment & Disposal industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Treatment & Disposal in Ireland Industry?

    Firms in the industry operate landfill sites that dispose of non-hazardous waste and treatment plants that dispose of waste through combustion and incineration. Industry firms also treat and dispose of hazardous waste. The industry also includes plants that generate electricity, steam and other by-products that generate extra revenue streams.

    Industry Products
  • Waste treatment
  • Renewable electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Industry Activities
  • Disposal of waste in landfill
  • Disposal of waste through incineration
  • Disposal of food waste through composting
  • Generating heat and electricity through incineration
  • Treatment and disposal of hazardous waste using chemicals
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Population
  • residential building construction index

  • Current Performance
    Regulated revenueSolid treatmentDisposed margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Waste capacityTreated margins
  • Table: Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Distribution in Ireland
  • Waste Collection in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Waste treatment
  • Renewable electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Chart: Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial and industrial sector
  • Households
  • Residential and non-residential construction
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Treatment & Disposal

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bord na Mona plc,
  • Table: Bord na Mona plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Treatment & Disposal 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 Treatment & Disposal 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
    Emission Limit Value
  • Emissions permitted by the environmental regulator at a treatment site.
  • Landfill Levy
  • A form of tax charged to increase the cost of using landfills.
  • Municipal Waste
  • Waste consisting of everyday items.
  • Waste-To-Energy Plant
  • Waste incinerated for the purpose of generating energy.
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