Treated well: An acceleration in consumer spending will raise industry demand

IBISWorld’s Waste Treatment & Disposal Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in consumer spending will raise demand for industry services, despite sustained gains in recycling
  • Municipal landfills generally do not accept hazardous waste
  • Economic growth will increase consumer consumption, resulting in higher volumes of waste

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Demand for the Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry is highly correlated with consumer spending, as the vast majority of waste generated in the United States stems from consumer products and packaging. As unemployment has declined and incomes have risen over the past five years, consumer spending has increased strongly, driving growth in industry revenue. In the coming years, an acceleration in consumer spending is anticipated to continue raising demand for industry services, despite sustained gains expected in recycling...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The capital requirements for this industry are high and have been increasing over the past five years. Waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities and landfill sites are expensive to build. The industry's capital intensity has increased over the past five years because industry operators have acquired expensive WTE facilities. Expenditures include the cost of obtaining permits from various levels of government, the purchase price of the facility and the equipment investments required for its operation. As a result, capital costs are high relative to the labor required in the industry. In 2016, IBISWorld expects that the average industry operator will invest $0.35 in capital for every dollar spent on wages.


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    Additional Insights for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry

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

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry?

    This industry owns and operates waste treatment or disposal facilities, including waste combustors (waste-to-energy plants), solid waste landfills and compost dumps. Many companies in this industry also provide waste collection and hauling services and are also included in the Waste Collection Services industry.

    Industry Products
    Solid waste landfill
    Hazardous waste treatment and disposal
    Waste-to-energy plants
    Industry Activities
    Treating and disposing of hazardous waste material
    Operating incinerators or combustors for hazardous and nonhazardous waste
    Treating and disposing of radioactive waste
    Disposing of sludge
    Operating solid waste landfills and local hauling of nonhazardous solid waste
    Operating waste-to-energy plants that produce steam and electricity

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Consumer spending
  • Number of households
  • Local and state government investment

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand on the rise
  • Renewable energy on the horizon
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Waste volume recovery
  • Waste-to-energy on the rise
  • Integrating recycling operations
  • Table: Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Waste Collection Services
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Remediation & Environmental Cleanup Services
  • Waste Collection Services

  • Products & Services
  • Hazardous waste treatment and disposal
  • Solid waste landfill
  • Waste-to-energy plants
  • Other
  • Chart: Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Volume of waste
  • Disposal and diversion of waste

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial customers
  • Industrial customers
  • State and local government
  • Federal government
  • Residential
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Waste Management Inc.Republic Services Inc.Covanta Holding Corporation
  • Table: Waste Management Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Republic Services Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Covanta Holding Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Consumer spending (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Hazardous Waste
  • Waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment; typically including carcinogenic, flammable, oxidant, corrosive, toxic, explosive or radioactive materials.
  • Leachate
  • Leachate is generated from liquids existing in the waste as it enters a landfill or from rainwater that passes through the waste within the facility.
  • Tipping Fees
  • Fees charged to customers for depositing trash into landfills.
  • Waste-To-Energy (Wte)
  • Creating energy in the form of electricity or heat from the incineration of waste.
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