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Regional Commercial and Industrial Waste Management - UK 2011-2015 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

The 1st edition of the report: "Regional Commercial and Industrial Waste Management Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis" contains nearly 100 pages and over 75 charts and tables, this report provides an assessment of C & I waste arisings and management at both national and regional levels. In the last decade the focus of government and the waste management industry had been on reducing the amount of household waste being landfilled and increasing the amount being recovered and recycled. Following the 2011 publication of the second DEFRA report on C & I waste management there is to be an increased drive to reduce the landfilling of C & I waste and increase recycling levels.

As well as a UK overview, there are individual chapters on each of the 9 regions in England plus Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each section comprises a brief profile of the regions economies; waste arisings by economic sector and by waste types; methods of C & I waste; dry waste and food waste recycling infrastructure and identification of leading contractors in each region.

This report pulls together national & regional surveys on C & I waste arisings and management plus a large amount of original input, with the focus primarily on C & I waste arisings and management in the regions. The aim of this report is to go beyond analysis at a UK level to highlight the marked differences between the regions re: their economic infrastructure and hence the variations in the mix of waste arisings.

Because of the need to reduce landfilling C & I waste and increase recycling, a key focus of the regional sections is on dry waste and food waste treatment, identifying current and planned MRF and anaerobic digestion capacity.

Areas of particular interest:

  • Regional assessments including Scotland Wales and N. Ireland - charts & tables illustrating summary of regions' economies, details of waste arisings, methods of waste management, MRF and food waste treatment capacity. Also identify leading waste collection contractors.
  • Appendix listing the leading 150 contractors in the C & I waste management sector - indicating estimated C & I waste management turnovers and core geographical areas of operation.

Some of the companies featured include:

Biffa Waste Services, Bywaters, Countrystyle Group, DS Smith Recycling, Environmental Waste Controls, F & R Cawley, Grundon Waste Management, HW Martin Waste, Powerday, SCA Recycling, Shanks UK, SITA UK, Veolia Environmental Waste Services, Viridor Waste Management, Waste Recycling Group, Wastecare, William Tracey.

UK Overview of C & I Waste Management

  • UK C & I waste arisings tonnages - by sector, by size of business, by waste types & by sector, by region.
  • UK C & I waste management - by type of treatment by sector by tonnage handled; waste types by treatment types by tonnage handled. Drivers behind C & I waste.
  • Dry waste recycling - assessment of new capacity coming on-stream since 2007.
  • Food waste treatment - recent developments in AD and IVC capacity, market drivers e.g. Anaerobic Digestion Strategy & Action Plan.
  • Hazardous waste management - UK overview.
  • Overview of top 20 contractors in UK C & I waste management.
  • Medium term prospects - Responsibility Deal, WRAP's Business, Plan 2011 -2015, Anaerobic Digestion Strategy & Action Plan, AD and MRF schemes in the development pipeline.

Regions

  • For each of the following regions: Greater London, South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, North East, Yorkshire & Humberside Wales, Scotland &Northern Ireland the following is included:-
  • Overview of Commerce and industry In The Region - tables summarising number of enterprises, employment levels and total turnover for 14 economic sectors including Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesaling, Accommodation & Food Services. Commentary identifying key C & I economic sub-sectors e.g. food manufacturing, heavy engineering, chemicals production etc. Identification of major employers and waste producers in each of the regions.
  • Commercial & Industrial Waste Arisings: - waste arisings by sector and by waste stream; amendments to DEFRA 2011 report data as appropriate with more recent information e.g. North East. Commentary on specific waste sources.
  • Commercial & Industrial Waste Management - charts providing breakdown of management of waste disposal and treatment methods
  • Commercial & Industrial Waste Management Contractors & Recycling Capacity - evaluation of existing and proposed dry waste MRFs treating C & I waste (name of facility, location, permitted capacity and name of operator). Also, identification of national and larger regional contractors providing C & I waste collection services. Where appropriate, evaluation of existing and proposed anaerobic digestion and in vessel composting capacity and names of operators.

Appendices

  • Appendices 1 and 2 - more detailed data on waste arisings in Scotland and Wales
  • Appendix 3 - listing of over 150 general waste management contractors operating in the commercial & industrial waste management sector, estimates of C & I turnover and indications of regional activity. Not included are businesses specialising in collecting and recycling metals, WEEE, plastics or composting.

Report Summary

AMA Research has published a wide range of reports covering waste management and renewable energy markets though this is the first edition to provide a detailed assessment of the Commercial & Industrial Waste Management Sector. During the last decade the focus of Central Government and DEFRA agencies, such as WRAP, had been on reducing the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) and biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) being landfilled. Unlike MSW/BMW, there have been no legislative/regulatory requirements for businesses to reduce waste and increase recycling levels, with the Landfill Tax accelerator the only fiscal incentive. However, many large corporations have undertaken voluntary initiatives, largely underpinned by high public profiles and the need to be seen to be taking action.

From 2010, the focus of Government and WRAP has been shifting towards reducing waste arisings and increasing recycling in the C& I sector. However, a key barrier to this has been a lack of regular and robust data on C & I waste arisings and management, a factor that is largely due to the highly fragmented nature of the C & I sector. DEFRA's first survey of C & I waste arisings in England was for the year 2002/03, but more than seven years had lapsed when the second survey was published in 2011. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has carried out more regular surveys of business waste arisings but there is limited data on the management of C & I waste. Two surveys have also been carried out on C & I waste arisings and management in Wales, but the most recent only relates to 2007. A couple of studies have also been published on C & I waste management in Northern Ireland, the most recent relating to 2008. 

This AMA report pulls together the data from all these surveys but also provides a large amount of original research based upon company credit data, regional waste management studies, information from a wide range of independent /non-government sources, the national environment agencies, regional development agencies and waste management company websites.

The focus of this report is less on providing a UK overview than providing an analysis of C & I waste arisings and management in each of the regions in England and the other three home nations. This is primarily because the economic profiles of each of the regions are distinct from one another and consequently the waste mixes differ as do the approaches to managing waste. For example, in rural areas there are generally higher levels of organic waste arisings and the use of anaerobic digestion and composting as treatment methods. In some industrialised regions there are large chemicals works that require treatments in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Directive. Moreover, while a few large waste management companies have nationwide coverage, most 2nd tier contractors operate at a regional or local level.

In reviewing waste management approaches in reach of the regions the focus is on dry waste recycling and food waste treatment as these are the preferred methods for dealing with C & I waste. Not included are activities such as plastics, metals or WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) reprocessing.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION & SUMMARY 7
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  4. 1.2 INFORMATION SOURCES 8
  5. 1.3 GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS 9
  6. 2. UK OVERVIEW OF C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 10
  7. 2.1 INTRODUCTION 10
  8. 2.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 11
  9. 2.2.1 Overview by Sector 11
  10. 2.2.2 C & I Waste Arisings by Company Size 12
  11. 2.2.3 C & I Waste Arisings by Waste Fraction 12
  12. 2.2.4 C & I Waste Arisings by Region 13
  13. 2.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 14
  14. 2.3.1 Overview 14
  15. 2.3.2 Dry Waste Recycling 16
  16. 2.3.3 Food Waste Treatment 17
  17. 2.3.4 Hazardous Waste Management 19
  18. 2.4 LEADING CONTRACTORS 20
  19. 2.5 PROSPECTS IN THE MEDIUM TERM 23
  20. 3. GREATER LONDON 27
  21. 3.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 27
  22. 3.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 28
  23. 3.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 29
  24. 3.4 WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 30
  25. 4. SOUTH EAST ENGLAND 32
  26. 4.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 32
  27. 4.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 33
  28. 4.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 34
  29. 4.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 35
  30. 5. SOUTH WEST ENGLAND 38
  31. 5.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 38
  32. 5.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 39
  33. 5.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 40
  34. 5.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 41
  35. 6. WEST MIDLANDS 44
  36. 6.1 OVERVIEW OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE IN THE REGION 44
  37. 6.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 45
  38. 6.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 46
  39. 6.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 47
  40. 7. EAST MIDLANDS 49
  41. 7.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 49
  42. 7.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 50
  43. 7.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 51
  44. 7.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 52
  45. 8. EAST OF ENGLAND 54
  46. 8.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 54
  47. 8.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 55
  48. 8.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 57
  49. 8.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 57
  50. 9. NORTH WEST ENGLAND 60
  51. 9.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 60
  52. 9.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 61
  53. 9.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 63
  54. 9.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 63
  55. 10. NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND 66
  56. 10.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 66
  57. 10.2 INTRODUCTION 67
  58. 10.3 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 67
  59. 10.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 70
  60. 10.5 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 70
  61. 11. YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE 72
  62. 11.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 72
  63. 11.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 73
  64. 11.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 75
  65. 11.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 75
  66. 12. SCOTLAND 78
  67. 12.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 78
  68. 12.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 79
  69. 12.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 81
  70. 12.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 82
  71. 13. WALES 85
  72. 13.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 85
  73. 13.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 86
  74. 13.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 88
  75. 13.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 89
  76. 14. NORTHERN IRELAND 91
  77. 14.1 OVERVIEW OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE REGION 91
  78. 14.2 C & I WASTE ARISINGS 92
  79. 14.3 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT 93
  80. 14.4 C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS AND RECYCLING CAPACITY 93
  81. APPENDICES 95
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1 GB C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR ('000 TONNES) 2009 11
  3. TABLE 2 ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR AND COMPANY SIZEBANDS ('000 TONNES) 2009 12
  4. TABLE 3 ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR (RETAIL, WHOLESALE, POWER, HOTEL ETC) AND WASTE TYPES (NON METAL, MINERAL, CHEMICAL, ETC) '000 TONNES 2009 13
  5. TABLE 4 UK C & I WASTE ARISINGS ('000 TONNES) 2009 14
  6. TABLE 5 ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR BY TREATMENT TYPE 15
  7. TABLE 6 ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY STREAM BY TREATMENT TYPE 16
  8. TABLE 7 UK MRFS HANDLING C & I WASTE COMING ON STREAM 2007 - 2011 17
  9. TABLE 8 UK STAND-ALONE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION CAPACITY AT NOVEMBER 2011 18
  10. CHART 9 ENGLAND & WALES - HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT 20
  11. TABLE10 TOP 20 GENERAL CONTRACTORS IN THE C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTOR & CORE REGIONS OF ACTIVITY 21
  12. TABLE 11 AD PLANTS TREATING C & I FOOD WASTE IN THE MEDIUM TERM DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE 26
  13. TABLE 12 LONDON INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 27
  14. CHART 13 LONDON C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 2009 28
  15. CHART 14 LONDON C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 2009 29
  16. CHART 15 LONDON C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 2009 30
  17. TABLE 16 MRFS IN LONDON ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 31
  18. TABLE 17 SOUTH EAST/SOUTHERN ENGLAND INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 32
  19. CHART 18 SOUTH EAST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 33
  20. CHART 19 SOUTH EAST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 2009 34
  21. CHART 20 SOUTH EAST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 2009 35
  22. TABLE 21 MRFS IN SOUTH EAST ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 36
  23. TABLE 22 SOUTH EAST AD & IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 37
  24. TABLE 23 SOUTH WEST ENGLAND INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 38
  25. CHART 24 SOUTH WEST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 2009 39
  26. CHART 25 SOUTH WEST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 2009 40
  27. CHART 26 SOUTH WEST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 2009 41
  28. TABLE 27 MRFS IN SOUTH WEST ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 41
  29. TABLE 28 SOUTH WEST AD & IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 43
  30. TABLE 29 WEST MIDLANDS INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 44
  31. CHART 30 WEST MIDLANDS C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 45
  32. CHART 31 WEST MIDLANDS C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 46
  33. CHART 32 WEST MIDLANDS C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 46
  34. TABLE 33 MRFS IN WEST MIDLANDS ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 47
  35. TABLE 34 WEST MIDLANDS AD & IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 48
  36. TABLE 35 EAST MIDLANDS INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 49
  37. CHART 36 EAST MIDLANDS C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 50
  38. CHART 37 EAST MIDLANDS C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 51
  39. CHART 38 EAST MIDLANDS C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 51
  40. TABLE 39 MRFS IN EAST MIDLANDS ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 52
  41. TABLE 40 EAST MIDLANDS AD AND IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 53
  42. TABLE 41 EAST OF ENGLAND INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 54
  43. CHART 42 EAST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 55
  44. CHART 43 EAST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 56
  45. CHART 44 EAST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 57
  46. TABLE 45 MRFS IN EAST OF ENGLAND MOSTLY ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 58
  47. TABLE 46 EAST OF ENGLAND AD AND IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 59
  48. TABLE 47 NORTH WEST INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 60
  49. CHART 48 NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 61
  50. CHART 49 NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 62
  51. CHART 50 NORTH WEST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 63
  52. TABLE 51 MRFS IN NORTH WEST ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 64
  53. TABLE 52 NORTH EAST INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 66
  54. CHART 53 NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 67
  55. CHART 54 NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY COMPANY SIZE 68
  56. CHART 55 NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 69
  57. CHART 56 NORTH EAST ENGLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 70
  58. TABLE 57 MRFS IN NORTH EAST ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 71
  59. TABLE 58 YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 72
  60. CHART 59 YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 73
  61. CHART 60 YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 74
  62. CHART 61 YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY MANAGEMENT TYPE 75
  63. TABLE 62 MRFS IN YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 76
  64. TABLE 63 YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE AD & IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 77
  65. TABLE 64 SCOTLAND INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 78
  66. CHART 65 SCOTLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 80
  67. CHART 66 SCOTLAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 81
  68. CHART 67 SCOTLAND C & I WASTE DEPOSITS BY METHOD 82
  69. TABLE 68 MRFS IN SCOTLAND ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 83
  70. TABLE 69 SCOTLAND AD & IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 84
  71. TABLE 70 WALES INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 85
  72. CHART 71 WALES C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 86
  73. CHART 72 WALES C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY WASTE STREAM 87
  74. CHART 73 WALES C & I WASTE MANAGEMENT BY METHOD 2007 88
  75. TABLE 74 MRFS IN WALES ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 89
  76. TABLE 75 WALES AD & IVC PLANTS HANDLING C & I FOOD WASTE 90
  77. TABLE 76 N IRELAND INDUSTRY & COMMERCE POPULATION ESTIMATES 91
  78. CHART 77 N IRELAND C & I WASTE ARISINGS BY SECTOR 2008 92
  79. TABLE 78 MRFS IN NORTHERN IRELAND ACCEPTING C & I WASTE 2011 93

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