Well disposed: More regulation and higher recyclable volumes will spur industry expansion

IBISWorld’s Electronic Goods Recycling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Laws governing the disposal of e-waste strongly influence the industry and are expected to grow
  • Electronic waste legislation has grown during the past five years
  • Electronics manufacturers will demand industry services at greater rates over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Despite recessionary challenges, the industry has performed well over the past five years in the wake of a consumer preference shift toward green products and growth in environmental regulations that encourage recycling of electronic waste. The industry is anticipated to experience healthy growth over the next five years as purchases of electronics drive demand for the recycling of obsolete products and regulation for the industry increases...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Electronic Goods Recycling industry has a moderate level of barriers to entry. The high regulatory requirements required to become a certified electronics recycler represent a substantial barrier to new industry operators. Additionally, many existing players have long-term contracts with suppliers or retailers over the collection and recycling of the electronic goods they manufacture or sell. New entrants often find it difficult to source these types of contracts, which provide a steady supply of revenue, without established contract experience in the industry.

    Although overall industry market share concentration is low, there is a high level of local and regional concentration. New..

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    Additional Insights for the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from computer and electronic product manufacturing and Demand from primary metal manufacturing in the Electronic Goods Recycling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry?

    Industry operators collect, separate, sort and process electronic waste. Industry operators also sell reusable parts and valuable metals and other materials recovered during the recycling process. Electronic waste includes used computers, tablets, mobile phones, televisions and various other used electronic goods.

    Industry Products
    Mobile device recycling
    Computer recycling
    TV recycling
    Industry Activities
    Operating facilities for separating and sorting computers for recycling
    Operating facilities for separating and sorting hard-copy devices for recycling
    Operating facilities for separating and sorting TVs for recycling
    Operating facilities for separating and sorting mobile devices for recycling

    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
  • Demand from computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Demand from primary metal manufacturing
  • World price of aluminum
  • World price of copper

  • Current Performance
  • Growing used electronics stock
  • Recycling regulations
  • Acceptance of recycled goods and industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consolidation continues
  • Tightening regulations
  • Rising metal prices
  • Table: Electronic Goods Recycling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electronic Goods Recycling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Waste Collection Services
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Computer recycling
  • TV recycling
  • Other
  • Mobile device recycling
  • Chart: Electronic Goods Recycling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Metal wholesalers and distributors
  • Electronic goods manufacturers
  • Metal products manufacturers and reprocessors
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electronic Goods Recycling 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
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electronic Goods Recycling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electronic Goods Recycling 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 Electronic Goods Recycling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Quantity of electronics ready for end-of-life management (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cathode Ray Tube (Crt)
  • A vacuum tube used to create images in older televisions. CRTs contain high concentrations of toxic materials, such as cadium, and are thus difficult to properly dispose of.
  • Eddy Current
  • Electric currents that create magnetic fields. Used to pull metal objects off of conveyor belts during the sorting of recyclable materials.
  • Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
  • Discarded computers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment.
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