Greased up: Strong demand from full-service restaurants will support steady industry growth

The Grease Trap Cleaning industry has expanded over the past five years as demand for the markets it serves, including restaurants and other food service establishments, have benefited from increased consumer spending. Demand for grease trap cleaning is relatively stable due to strict local and state regulations that prohibit the discharge of greasy sewerage into the main sewer systems.The industry is forecast to grow steadily over the five years to 2022. Rising disposable income will lead more consumers to visit restaurants, which will ultimately cause food service establishments to invest in regular maintenance and cleaning of grease traps...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A recovery for downstream clients is driving demand growth for grease trap cleaning
  • Recycling grease has become increasingly common over the past five years
  • Processing FOGs into harmless commodities will create new sources of industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Grease Trap Cleaning industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2016, for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will typically invest $0.11 in capital. Operators invest in collection and transportation vehicles, collection containers, portable vacuums and handheld equipment necessary for cleaning and disposing of waste. With the economic recovery underway and enhanced demand for industry services, capital investment has begun to rise.The reliance on labor has declined slightly over the past five years as companies have become more efficient at managing labor. Non...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Grease Trap Cleaning Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Grease Trap Cleaning Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from fast food restaurants and Demand from single location full-service restaurants in the Grease Trap Cleaning industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Grease Trap Cleaning Industry?

    This industry cleans and maintains grease traps to avoid unnecessary backup in sewage systems. Grease traps are plumbing tools that are used to intercept greases before they enter a wastewater system.

    Industry Products
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Disposal services
  • Industry Activities
  • Grease trap cleaning
  • Grease trap maintenance
  • Providing disposal services
  • Providing installation and other services
  • 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 fast food restaurants
  • Demand from single location full-service restaurants
  • Healthy eating index
  • Regulation
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Cutting the fat
  • Grease recycling
  • Drive to efficiency
  • Labor dependent
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Recycling goes mainstream
  • Growth in downstream demand
  • Health concerns to temper growth
  • Regulation mounts
  • Table: Grease Trap Cleaning Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Grease Trap Cleaning Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Educational Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Disposal services
  • Other
  • Chart: Grease Trap Cleaning Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • The hospitality sector
  • Regulations

  • Major Markets
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Other
  • Hotels and motels
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Grease Trap Cleaning Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Grease Trap Cleaning

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Grease Trap Cleaning Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Liquid Environmental Solutions, Darling Ingredients Inc.,
  • Table: Liquid Environmental Solutions - financial performance
  • Table: Darling Ingredients Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Grease Trap Cleaning 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 Grease Trap Cleaning Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from fast food restaurants (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An acronym used for fat, oil and grease, which is collected in grease traps.
  • Grease Interceptor
  • A plumbing device that is used to catch fats, oils and grease before it enters a wastewater disposal system.
  • Waste Vegetable Oil (Wvo)
  • The spent vegetable oil from a deep fryer. Also called yellow grease.
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