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Waste Management Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

The 9th edition of the 'Waste Management Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' addresses the management of controlled waste arisings from the municipal, commercial & industrial, construction & demolition sectors. This edition represents a significant departure from previous reports in that it focuses on the business of waste management contracting as opposed to an analysis of waste arisings, waste collection, treatment and disposal methods etc. Therefore, there is a greater emphasis on market size, trends and mixes by value.

Key issues covered in the report:

  • Waste management contractors market - size by value 2011 to 2016 with forecasts to 2021. Key trends and market drivers.
  • Review of the industry by service type - i.e. non-hazardous waste collection, treatment & disposal and materials recovery and hazardous waste management; focus on landfill, energy recovery and dry recycling. Estimated market values for each sector.
  • Review of the industry by the main waste streams - i.e. municipal, commercial & industrial, construction & demolition; trends in arisings, methods of treatment & disposal and recycling rates.
  • Industry structure and supply - breakdown by turnover size, top 35 contractors market shares. Profiles for the leading 35 contractors.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Evaluation of the waste management contracting industry in terms of sales values.
  • Tables for MBTs, MRFs, AD, IVC, mass burn incineration and ACT plants (location, capacity, operators - open and planned).
  • Analysis of the waste management supply side including a table with turnovers & regions served for top 100+ general waste management contractors.

Some of the companies included:

Amey Environmental Services (AES), Associated Waste Management, Augean Plc, ASCO Waste Management, Biffa Group, Bywaters, Cory Environmental Group, Cleansing Service Group, Countrystyle Recycling, DCC Environmental, DS Smith Recycling, FCC Environment (UK), F & R Cawley, GBN Services, Greentech Distribution Plc, Grundon Waste Management, Hills Waste Solutions (HWS), HW Martin Group, LondonWaste Ltd, Mid UK Recycling, Niramax Group, Palm Recycling, Powerday, Reconomy UK, Saica Natur UK, Shanks Group, Suez Recycling and Recovery Holdings Ltd, SRCL, Tradebe Environmental Services (TES), Transwaste Recycling and Aggregates, Veolia Environmental Services, Viridor, WasteCare Group's, Yorwaste.


The Market

  • Overview of market size and trends by value 2011-2016.
  • Market prospects 2017-2021 - likely key influencing factors e.g. 'Brexit', local authority budget cuts.
  • Review of key market drivers - e.g. waste arisings, legislation, UK government recycling and energy from waste subsidy schemes, demand for recycled materials and price trends.

Waste Management Services

  • Overview of mix between non-hazardous waste collection, treatment & disposal and materials recovery - estimate of mix by value of services.
  • Review of non-hazardous waste collection - market value estimate.
  • Review of non-hazardous waste treatment & disposal - trends in landfill, energy from waste incineration, anaerobic digestion with biogas and advanced thermal recovery. Estimates of current and forecasts capacities.
  • Review of materials recovery - trends in municipal dry waste recycling and MRF operations; trends in the development of MBT facilities.

Main Waste Streams

  • Review of municipal waste management - reviews of; trends in waste arisings 2010 -2016, trends in local authority spending on environmental services 2010 -2017, local authority spending on waste treatment & disposal, MSW collection by method, trends in MSW disposal routes 2010 -2016, MSW landfill trends 2010-2016, MSW recycling trends 2010-2016.
  • Review of commercial & industrial waste management - review of trends in CIW waste arisings, and of trends in treatment & disposal.
  • Review of construction & demolition management - review of trends in C & D waste arisings, of trends in treatment & disposal and of materials recovery, waste arisings materials mix.
  • Hazardous waste management - review of trends in hazardous waste arisings 2010-2016, trends in treatment & disposal and of materials recovery 2010-2016, hazardous waste arisings materials mix.

Industry Structure and Supply

  • Size and distribution - review of breakdown of the industry by company size by turnover bands for each of; non-hazardous waste collection, treatment & disposal and materials recovery and hazardous waste collection and treatment & disposal.
  • Overview of the 35 largest waste management companies in the UK with turnovers and areas of operation.
  • Review of the following sectors, with identification of the largest providers in terms of handling capacities; MRF operations, MBT operations and EfW incinerator operations. Identification of leading operators within non-hazardous waste collection and in hazardous waste management.
  • Company reviews of the largest 35 waste management contractors. As well as the long-established national contractors, others reviewed include fast-growing operators such as; Amey Environmental Services, Reconomy UK, Tradebe Environmental Services, Palm Recycling and Greentech Distribution.

Report Summary

In 2016, the UK waste management contracting market was estimated to be slightly down on 2015, due to the impact of Central Government cuts to local authority environmental services budgets and the impact of falls in global commodity prices on recyclables materials. Up to 2015, annual growth was primarily driven by the implementation of EU Directives, aimed at reducing the volumes of landfilled waste and increasing the levels of material recovery through recycling, composting and energy-from-waste. Above all, the impact of the Landfill Tax escalator on landfill gate fees has made these alternative approaches more commercially attractive.

Growth in contractors annual revenues has been driven by the development of relatively new income streams, including segregated recycling collections, organic waste collections and the development & operation of energy-from-waste (efw) plants. Investment in the expansion of efw and recycling infrastructure capacity has contributed towards growth in aggregate industry revenues from these sub-sectors, and diversification into new areas of product recycling e.g. Weee (waste electronic & electrical equipment), elv (end-of life vehicles) and mixed plastic packaging have also stimulated growth.

The creation of added-value income from the sale of recycled materials, compost, electricity sales and refuse derived fuel (rdf) which has also brought in recent market entrants from the energy, facilities management, composting and manufacturing sectors (especially paper). There is still a need for the UK to improve commercial and industrial waste recycling although in recent years there have been improvements in recycling rates, mainly driven by voluntary initiatives, there being far fewer legislative drivers than for municipal waste.

In the second half of 2016 through to early 2017, commodity and recyclate prices for some grades have recovered. Over the short term, industry prospects will still be determined by EU legislation. However, now that Article 50 has been signed, there may well be a possible slowdown in household spending combined with rises in imported goods, driven by uncertainties surrounding 'Brexit' and likely volatility in the economy. There are also concerns as to whether the Government will remove some of the more prescriptive elements of EU waste legislation and replace them with voluntary targets for local authorities and businesses.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 MARKET DEFINITION 7
  4. 1.2 METHODOLOGY 7
  5. 1.3 GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS 10
  6. 2. SUMMARY 11
  7. 2.1 MARKET BACKGROUND 11
  8. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 12
  9. 3. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 14
  10. 3.1 GDP 14
  11. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 16
  12. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 17
  13. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 17
  14. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 18
  15. 3.6 STERLING 19
  16. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 19
  17. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 20
  18. 4. WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS MARKET 21
  19. 4.1 OVERVIEW OF MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 21
  20. 4.1.1 Definitions 21
  21. 4.1.2 Recent Trends 21
  22. 4.1.3 Market Prospects 24
  23. 4.2 GENERAL MARKET DRIVERS 27
  24. 4.2.1 Waste Arisings 27
  25. 4.2.2 EU and UK Government legislation 27
  26. 4.2.3 Government Initiatives 28
  27. 4.2.4 Markets for Recovered Materials and Price Movements 31
  28. 4.2.5 Valued Added from Integrated Waste Management Services 35
  29. 5. WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES 36
  30. 5.1 MIX OF SECTORS 36
  31. 5.2 COLLECTION OF NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE 37
  32. 5.3 TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE 37
  33. 5.3.1 Definition 37
  34. 5.3.2 Landfill 38
  35. 5.3.3 Energy from Waste Generation 39
  36. 5.3.4 Materials Recovery / Solid Waste Recycling 44
  37. 5.3.5 Mechanical Biological Treatment 46
  38. 6. MAIN WASTE STREAMS 48
  39. 6.1 OVERVIEW 48
  40. 6.2 MUNICIPAL 48
  41. 6.2.1 Trends in MSW Arisings and Local Authority Waste Management Expenditure 48
  42. 6.2.2 MSW Collection 52
  43. 6.2.3 MSW Treatment and Disposal 53
  44. 6.3 COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE - NON-HAZARDOUS 56
  45. 6.3.1 Non-Hazardous CIW Arisings 56
  46. 6.3.2 CIW Treatment and Disposal 57
  47. 6.4 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE - NON-HAZARDOUS 58
  48. 6.4.1 C & D Waste Generation 58
  49. 6.4.2 C & D Waste Management 60
  50. 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE 61
  51. 6.5.1 Hazardous Waste Generation 61
  52. 6.5.2 Hazardous Waste Management 63
  53. 7. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY 64
  54. 7.1 INDUSTRY SIZE 64
  55. 7.2 SERVICE PROVISION 67
  56. 7.3 LARGE NATIONAL CONTRACTORS 69
  57. 7.4 REGIONAL AND SPECIALIST WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS 74
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1: UK MARKET FOR CONTROLLED WASTE MANAGEMENT 11
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2013-2016 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 15
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 16
  5. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021 18
  6. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2019 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 19
  7. TABLE 6: UK MARKET FOR CONTROLLED WASTE MANAGEMENT (COLLECTION, TREATMENT & DISPOSAL AND MATERIALS RECOVERY) BY VALUE (£BILLION) 2010 - 2021 22
  8. TABLE 7: ENGLAND: LOCAL AUTHORITY SPENDING: NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND TOTAL SERVICE EXPENDITURE (£BN) 2010/11 TO 2016/17 26
  9. CHART 8: UK CONTROLLED WASTE ARISINGS BY MAIN WASTE STREAM 27
  10. TABLE 9: MEDIAN GATE FEES COMPARISON (£/TONNE) BY METHOD OF DISPOSAL AND TREATMENT 2008- 2015 29
  11. CHART 10: UK TRENDS IN NUMBERS OF ROCS ISSUED TO FUELLED RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANTS (E.G. EFW PLANTS, CROP FED AD, BIOMASS PLANTS AND CO-FIRING POWER STATIONS) 2009/10 -2016/17 30
  12. CHART 11: AD PLANTS INSTALLED UNDER THE FEED-IN-TARIFF YEAR 1 TO YEAR 7 31
  13. CHART 12: AVERAGE MEDIAN PRICES FOR SELECTED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS Q1 2013 -Q3 2016 33
  14. TABLE 13: UK RDF EXPORTS (THOUSAND TONNES) 2010 -2016 34
  15. CHART 14: UK WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTING SERVICES MIX BY TYPE BY VALUE 36
  16. CHART 15: ENGLAND TOTAL WASTE SENT TO LANDFILL (MILLION TONNES) 2010-2016 38
  17. CHART 16: LANDFILL GATE FEES (INCLUDING AND EXCLUDING LANDFILL TAX) 2008 -2015 39
  18. CHART 17: UK EFW PLANTS NEW ANNUAL INSTALLED GENERATION CAPACITY COMMISSIONED PRE-2000 - 2021 40
  19. CHART 18: UK NON-WATER INDUSTRY AD CUMULATIVE INSTALLED CAPACITY (MW) 2010 - 2016 42
  20. CHART 19: UK NEW WASTE-FUELLED ANAEROBIC DIGESTION CAPACITY PRE-2010 TO 2016 43
  21. CHART 20: ENGLAND TOTAL COLLECTED MSW RECOVERED VOLUMES FOR RECYCLING 2010 TO 2016 45
  22. CHART 21: UK ANNUAL OPENINGS OF NEW MBT PLANTS BY RESIDUAL WASTE INPUT CAPACITY ('000 TONNES) PRE-2010 TO 2018 47
  23. CHART 22: UK WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS MARKET BY SERVICE TYPE BY VALUE 2015/16 48
  24. CHART 23: UK HOUSEHOLD WASTE ARISINGS (MILLION TONNES) 2010-2016 49
  25. CHART 24: ENGLAND LOCAL AUTHORITIES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGETS (£ '000) 2010/11 -2016/17 50
  26. CHART 25: ENGLAND LOCAL AUTHORITIES WASTE MANAGEMENT REVENUE BUDGET BY SERVICE 2016/17 51
  27. CHART 26: ENGLAND HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTIONS BY TONNAGE UPLIFTED 2013 - 2015 53
  28. CHART 27: ENGLAND MSW DISPOSAL ROUTES ('000 TONNES) 2009/10 - 2015/16 54
  29. CHART 28: UK MSW AND BMW LANDFILLED (TONNES) AND PROPORTION 55
  30. CHART 29: UK MSW RECYCLING VOLUMES ('000 TONNES) AND RATES (%) 56
  31. CHART 30: UK NON-HAZARDOUS COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL WASTE ARISINGS 2002/3, 2009, 2012 AND 2014 57
  32. CHART 31: TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL BY INPUT BY METHOD 58
  33. TABLE 32: UK GENERATION OF NON-HAZARDOUS CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WASTE 2010-14 59
  34. TABLE 33: UK NON-HAZARDOUS CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WASTE ARISINGS BY MATERIAL 60
  35. TABLE 34: UK C & D WASTE RECOVERY VOLUMES AND RATES 2010 - 2014 61
  36. CHART 35: ENGLAND HAZARDOUS WASTE ARISINGS 2010 - 2016 TONNES THOUSANDS 62
  37. CHART 36: ENGLAND HAZARDOUS WASTE ARISINGS 2010 - 2016 62
  38. CHART 37: UK MARKET FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL BY VALUE (£M) 2010 - 2015 63
  39. CHART 38: UK HAZARDOUS TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL BY METHOD BY INPUTS (TONNAGES) 63
  40. TABLE 39: UK WASTE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY BUSINESS BY TURNOVER (£M) SIZE BAND 64
  41. TABLE 40: TOP 35 WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS IN UK BY ANNUAL TURNOVER 2015-2016 66
  42. TABLE 41: LEADING MRF OPERATORS 2016 68
  43. TABLE 42: LEADING OPERATORS OF EFW INCINERATORS 2016 68

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