Not going to waste: Industry revenue rises thanks to increasing concern for the environment

The Waste Management Services industry plays a vital role in ensuring that residential and commercial development sites meet regulatory standards regarding contamination. Industry operators provide a range of services, including the remediation and decontamination of soil, groundwater and surface water, the cleaning of pollution such as oil spills and the safe treatment of toxic materials. Demand for site preparation and public concern over environmental issues significantly affect industry revenue, as do weather conditions and the level of government expenditure.Rising public concern over environmental issues boosted demand for industry services at the start of the period, as consumers held the government and businesses accountable for public and private contaminated sites...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1.1bn
Annual Growth 14-19
6.6%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
4,662
Businesses
900
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing construction activity is expected to support demand over the next five years
  • Increasing construction activity has encouraged a number of new operators to enter the industry
  • The development of brownfield sites is anticipated to support demand for the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry’s capital-to-labour ratio can be calculated using wages as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital. The Waste Management Services industry is estimated to have a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:1.52, indicating that for every £1.00 of capital investment, operators spend £1.52 on labour. This demonstrates a high level of capital intensity because industry services require a range of specialist equipment.Waste management operators invest large amounts in capital due to the nature and scale of industry services. Firms providing remediation and decontamination services must invest heavily to ensure that the inherent risks of the work are minimised. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste Management Services Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from site preparation and Public concern over environmental issues in the Waste Management Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Management Services Industry?

    Firms in this industry offer remediation and other waste management services. These services include decontaminating soil and industrial plants, cleaning up oil spills, and removing asbestos, lead paint and other toxic materials.

    Industry Products
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Industrial plant and site decontamination
  • Surface water decontamination
  • Oil spill and other pollution clean-ups
  • Asbestos, lead paint and other toxic material abatement
  • Industry Activities
  • Decontaminating soil and water
  • Decontaminating industrial plants and nuclear power stations
  • Cleaning up oil spills and other types of pollution
  • Asbestos, lead paint and other toxic material abatement
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from site preparation
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Demand from crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Urban population

  • Current Performance
  • Environmental issues
  • Clean growth
  • Oil response
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Contaminated budgets
  • Industry development
  • Employment and profit
  • Table: Waste Management Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Electricity Production
  • Site Preparation

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

  • Products & Services
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Industrial plant and site decontamination
  • Oil spill and other pollution clean-ups
  • Surface water decontamination
  • Asbestos, lead paint and other toxic material abatement
  • Other
  • Chart: Waste Management Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial and commercial clients
  • Public sector
  • Agriculture and mining clients
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Management Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and plant and vehicle hireOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Management Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Management Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Oil Spill Response Ltd,
  • Table: Oil Spill Response Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Management Services 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 Management Services Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Asbestos Abatement
  • Involves the safe removal of asbestos using a special vacuum cleaner that is designed for asbestos containment.
  • Brownfield Site
  • A disused or abandoned industrial site that can be redeveloped. Land on these sites is often contaminated and requires remediation.
  • Ex Situ
  • Describes work that is carried out away from the contaminated site.
  • Remediation
  • Measures taken to restore the environment to the condition it was in prior to damage occurring, so that risks to human health are eliminated.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ 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
    • And of course, much more

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