Strong treatment: Despite falling waste volumes, rising demand for treatment supports revenue

Over the past five years, the industry has undergone considerable change, with further closures of landfill sites and investment in treatment facilities. A key development has been the long-term decline in the volume of waste handled by operators, as government policies promoting recycling and waste treatment have led to waste volumes falling over the past decade. The long-term target to recycle at least 50% of household waste by 2020 has affected the proportion of waste requiring disposal. Revenue was boosted at the start of the past five-year period by a sharp rise in public concern over environmental issues, which supported demand for treatment services. Waste incineration generates useful by-products such as electricity, steam and compost, which has boosted industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher landfill tax and green energy subsidies have benefited revenue over the past five years
  • Increases in the landfill tax rate has supported growth for firms that offer landfill services
  • The loss of funding from the Circular Economy Package is expected to hinder industry innovation
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the past decade, industry operators in the Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal industry have been adapting their business models, moving away from landfill services and investing in advanced facilities to process non-recyclable waste. Operators have responded to declining non-hazardous household waste volumes by shifting their focus to the growing market for waste treatment. Furthermore, rising public concern over environmental issues has led to increased pressure being put on the government and local authorities to improve recycling rates and implement renewable energy policies. Alongside rising gate fees at landfills, the sale of green energy has supported industry revenue growth. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry

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

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

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    What is the Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry?

    Industry firms operate landfill sites, dispose of non-hazardous waste in combustion and incineration plants and treat organic waste. The industry also includes plants that generate electricity, steam or other by-products from waste. Landfill gas producers, decontamination services and facilities treating mixed materials or recyclables are not covered in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste treatment
  • Renewable electricity
  • Industry Activities
  • Disposing of waste in landfill
  • Disposing of waste by incineration or combustion
  • Treating organic waste through aerobic and anaerobic treatment
  • Treating waste through mechanical biological treatment
  • Generating heat, steam and electricity from waste
  • 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
  • Total non-recycled household waste
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Public concern
  • Wasteful investment
  • Landfill targets
  • Policy and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Disposing of waste
  • Down in the dumps
  • Challenging environment
  • Table: Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Transmission
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Collection
  • Consumers

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

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial and industrial sector
  • Local authorities
  • Construction and demolition sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesPurchases are the largest cost for industry operators, accounting for an estimated 47% of industry revenue in the current year. Purchases mainly consist of chemicals for treating waste and fuel, while other purchases include parts for the repair of machinery and equipment. As operators have increasingly moved into different avenues of growth, such as the treatment of waste to produce different by-products, purchase costs have increased, as these new operations have required new equipment and inputs. The weak pound at the end of the period has inflated purchase costs for operators as imports have become more expensive. DepreciationUtilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Veolia Environnement SA, Viridor Ltd, SUEZ SA,
  • Table: Veolia Environnement SA - financial performance
  • Table: Viridor Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: SUEZ SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Non-Hazardous 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 Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Energy Recovery Facility
  • A facility where waste is sent to be processed into energy. Waste is burned and the heat is used to generate steam, which powers turbo generators to produce electricity.
  • Gate Fee
  • A fee charged on a given quantity of waste received at a waste disposal or treatment facility.
  • Private Finance Initiative (Pfi)
  • A method of getting funding from private investors for public projects.
  • Renewables Obligation Certificate (Roc)
  • A certificate issued by Ofgem to credited energy generators for eligible renewable energy production. Different methods of energy production result in different numbers of ROCs being issued.
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