Spring cleaning: New environmental legislation has suppressed industry demand

California's environmental friendliness has posed a challenge to its Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry over the past five years. California's share of the national industry is disproportionally small, in comparison to its population due to high landfill diversion rates achieved primarily through recycling efforts. Notably, this does not mean that all companies within the industry have struggled. Companies operating in hazardous waste management have been less impacted by recycling trends, since this type of waste requires specialized handling and disposal. Over the coming years, the industry is expected to contract slightly. Under state legislation, California has committed to 75.0% landfill diversion by 2020...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New recycling regulations have tempered waste generation in the state, decreasing industry demand
  • California's high levels of waste diversion have resulted in an industry out of proportion to its population
  • Many companies will be able to mitigate the decline in demand through the provision of other services
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Companies entering the Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry must obtain a means of disposing of waste; this can either be through the construction of a new landfill site or waste-to-energy plant (WTE) or the purchase of an existing facility. Both options are quite costly and are subject to significant regulatory scrutiny. Without a strong prior history of regulatory compliance in this industry, new operators will find starting a business very difficult. The number of new landfills is typically slow to increase, and companies are more likely to expand existing sites. Obtaining permission to build new landfill sites is an expensive and time-consuming task. Permission to construct new WTE plants involves similar difficulties.Existing facilities are expensive to purchase. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California 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 Gross Domestic Product for California and Population of California in the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California Industry?

    The Waste Treatment and Disposal Serices 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 industry.

    Industry Products
  • Hazardous waste treatment
  • Solid waste landfill
  • Waste incineration
  • Industry Activities
  • Composting
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Gross Domestic Product for California
  • Population of California
  • Regulation for the Waste Treatment and Disposal Services sector
  • Housing Starts in California

  • Current Performance
  • Waste and recycling
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased recycling
  • Greater consolidation
  • Table: Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
  • Solid waste landfill
  • Hazardous waste treatment
  • Waste incineration
  • Other
  • Chart: Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial customers
  • Industrial customers
  • Government customers
  • Residential customers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California Industry

  • Waste Management Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, Republic Services Inc.,
  • Table: Waste Management Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Covanta Holding Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Republic Services Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in California 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 Services in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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
  • Substance 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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