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Waste Management Market Report - UK 2019-2023

Published: 26/03/2019 / Number of Pages: 91 / Price: £895.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 10th edition of the 'Waste Management Market Report - UK 2019-2023 Analysis'  addresses the UK market for management of controlled waste arisings from the municipal, commercial & industrial and construction & demolition sectors. The report focuses on the business of waste management contracting and includes data on market size and trends, regulatory developments, product mix, industry supply and future directions.

Key issues covered in the report:

  • Waste management contractors market - size by value from 2014 to 2019, with forecasts provided to 2023.
  • Review by service type - i.e. non-hazardous waste collection, treatment & disposal, materials recovery and hazardous waste management.
  • Main waste streams - municipal, commercial & industrial and construction & demolition, including arisings and methods of treatment and disposal.
  • Industry structure and supply - main suppliers, with profiles of the sector's leading operators..

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Key market trends - size, trends and segmentation within the waste management contracting market.
  • Waste collection - review of local authority budgets, residual waste, food/organic/green waste.
  • Treatment and disposal - detailed review of landfill, recycling, incineration methods.
  • ndustry supply - turnover, service offerings and regions served for the industry's largest companies.
  • Market forecasts to 2023 - future trends in the industry, likely influencers on market direction.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the waste management market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

Amey, ASCO Waste Management, Associated Waste Management (AWM)Augean Plc, Biffa Group, Bywaters, Cleansing Service Group, Cory Riverside Energy (CRE), Countrystyle Recycling, DS Smith Recycling, Enva Group, F & R Cawley, FCC Environment (UK), GBN Services, Greentech Distribution Plc, Grundon Waste, Management, Hills Waste Solutions, HW Martin Group, LondonEnergy, Mid UK Recycling, Niramax Group, Palm Recycling, Powerday, Reconomy UK, Renewi Plc, Saica Natur UK, Stericycle, Suez Recycling and Recovery Holdings Ltd, Tradebe Environmental Services, Transwaste Recycling and Aggregates, Veolia Environmental Services, Viridor, WasteCare Group, Yorwaste, etc.


The Market

  • Market size & trends - market size data from 2014-2019 inclusive.
  • Market prospects to 2023 - forecasts, Government policy, Brexit impact, etc.
  • Key market drivers - waste arisings, legislation, recycling, subsidy schemes.
  • Waste treatment & disposal - landfill trends, energy from waste (EfW) schemes, anaerobic digestion.
  • Materials recovery - trends in municipal dry waste recycling, MRF and MBT operations.

Main Waste Streams

  • Municipal waste management - trends in municipal waste arisings, local authority spending on environmental services, recycling and landfill volumes, trends in MSW collection and disposals.
  • Commercial & industrial waste management - trends in CIW arisings, trends in treatment and disposal methods.
  • Construction & demolition waste management - trends in CDW arisings, trends in treatment and disposal methods.
  • Hazardous waste management - review of trends in hazardous waste arisings, trends in treatment and disposal methods..

Industry Structure and Supply

  • Size & distribution - breakdown of the industry by turnover bands, identification of the largest providers in terms of handling capacity.
  • Company profiles - financial performance, merger and acquisition activity, areas of operation, key services offered, etc.

Report Summary

The market experienced a small increase in value terms during 2016 and 2017. This growth has largely been underpinned by legislation such as EU Directives targeted at reducing landfill levels and stimulating growth in recycling, composting and EfW generation. Due to Brexit, the future regulatory situation regarding waste management remains slightly unclear, although the UK authorities are highly unlikely to divert from the current goals of waste reduction and transitioning to a more circular economy to any significant degree. Market value has also benefited from factors such as growth in RDF exports and more large-scale facilities (e.g. EfW incinerators) coming on-stream.

However, market performance is expected to drop off in the coming years, due to lower prices for recovered materials, cuts in local authority budgets for waste management services and greater pressures to reduce the amount of household and commercial waste generated. Although Brexit continues to negatively impact upon key investment decisions, it may also present opportunities for the waste management industry - these include a move away from the tonnage/weight-based targets for recycling and waste management favoured by the EU, as well as enabling the UK to develop waste and recycling policies more suited towards its individual requirements.


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 9
  6. 2. SUMMARY 10
  7. 2.1 MARKET BACKGROUND 10
  8. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 11
  9. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 13
  10. 3.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 13
  11. 3.2 KEY DATA 14
  12. 3.2.1 GDP 14
  13. 3.2.2 Inflation & Interest Rates 14
  14. 3.2.3 Employment & Wages 15
  15. 3.2.4 Household Consumption 16
  16. 3.2.5 Sterling 17
  17. 4. WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS MARKET 18
  18. 4.1 DEFINITIONS 18
  19. 4.2 MARKET SIZE & TRENDS 18
  20. 4.2.1 Recent Trends & Market Size by Value 18
  21. 4.2.2 Market Prospects 22
  22. 4.3 GENERAL MARKET DRIVERS 25
  23. 4.3.1 Waste Arisings 25
  24. 4.3.2 EU and UK Government legislation 26
  25. 4.3.3 Government Initiatives 26
  26. 4.3.4 Markets for Recovered Materials and Price Movements 32
  27. 4.3.5 Value Added from Integrated Waste Management Services 37
  28. 5. WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES 39
  29. 5.1 MIX OF SECTORS 39
  30. 5.2 COLLECTION OF NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE 39
  31. 5.3 TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE 40
  32. 5.3.1 Definition 40
  33. 5.3.2 Landfill 40
  34. 5.3.3 Energy from Waste Generation 42
  35. 5.3.4 Solid Waste Recycling 48
  36. 5.3.5 Mechanical Biological Treatment 50
  37. 6. MAIN WASTE STREAMS 52
  38. 6.1 OVERVIEW 52
  39. 6.2 MUNICIPAL 52
  40. 6.2.1 Introduction 52
  41. 6.2.2 Trends in MSW Arisings and Local Authority Waste Management Expenditure 53
  42. 6.2.3 MSW Collection 57
  43. 6.2.4 MSW Treatment and Disposal 58
  44. 6.3 COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE - NON-HAZARDOUS 61
  45. 6.3.1 Non-Hazardous CIW Arisings 61
  46. 6.3.2 CIW Treatment and Disposal 62
  47. 6.4 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE - NON-HAZARDOUS 63
  48. 6.4.1 C & D Waste Generation 63
  49. 6.4.2 C & D Waste Management 65
  50. 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE 66
  51. 6.5.1 Hazardous Waste Arisings 66
  52. 6.5.2 Hazardous Waste Management 67
  53. 7. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY 70
  54. 7.1 INDUSTRY SIZE 70
  55. 7.2 SERVICE PROVISION 73
  56. 7.3 LARGE NATIONAL CONTRACTORS 76
  57. 7.4 REGIONAL AND SPECIALIST WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS 85
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1: UK MARKET FOR CONTROLLED WASTE MANAGEMENT (COLLECTION, TREATMENT & DISPOSAL AND MATERIALS RECOVERY) BY VALUE (£BILLION) 2014 - 2023 10
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2015-2019 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 14
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2008-2023 15
  5. TABLE 4: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA - GB - TOTAL PAY - 2014-2019 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 16
  6. CHART 5: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023 16
  7. TABLE 6: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2021 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  8. TABLE 7: ENGLAND: LOCAL AUTHORITY SPENDING: NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND TOTAL SERVICE EXPENDITURE (£BN) 2012/13 TO 2018/19 24
  9. CHART 8: UK CONTROLLED WASTE ARISINGS BY MAIN WASTE STREAM, 2017/18 25
  10. TABLE 9: MEDIAN GATE FEES COMPARISON (£/TONNE) BY METHOD OF DISPOSAL AND TREATMENT 2010- 2017 29
  11. CHART 10: UK TRENDS IN NUMBERS OF ROCS ISSUED TO ACCREDITED FUELLED RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANTS 2011/12 -2018/19 31
  12. CHART 11: AD PLANTS INSTALLED UNDER THE FEED-IN-TARIFF YEAR 1 TO YEAR 8 32
  13. CHART 12: ANNUAL PACKAGING RECYCLING TARGETS BY MATERIAL TYPE 2018-2020 34
  14. TABLE 13: AVERAGE MEDIAN PRICES FOR SELECTED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS Q3 2016 -Q4 2018 35
  15. TABLE 14: UK RDF EXPORTS (THOUSAND TONNES) 2013 -2018 36
  16. CHART 15: UK WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTING SERVICES MIX BY TYPE BY VALUE 39
  17. CHART 16: ENGLAND TOTAL WASTE SENT TO LANDFILL (MILLION TONNES) 2012-2018 41
  18. CHART 17: LANDFILL GATE FEES (INCLUDING AND EXCLUDING LANDFILL TAX) 2012 -2017 42
  19. TABLE 18: LEADING EFW FACILITIES IN THE UK, 2018/2019 44
  20. TABLE 19: NUMBER OF AD PLANTS IN THE UK, 2013-2018 46
  21. CHART 20: MERCHANT & ON-FARM AD FEEDSTOCK BY INPUT (TONNES) 2018 47
  22. CHART 21: ENGLAND - TOTAL COLLECTED MSW RECOVERED VOLUMES FOR RECYCLING, 2012 -2018 49
  23. CHART 22: UK ANNUAL OPENINGS OF NEW MBT PLANTS BY RESIDUAL WASTE INPUT CAPACITY ('000 TONNES) 2012 - 2018 51
  24. CHART 23: UK WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS MARKET BY SERVICE TYPE BY VALUE 2017/18 52
  25. CHART 24: UK HOUSEHOLD WASTE ARISINGS (MILLION TONNES) 2012-2018 53
  26. CHART 25: ENGLAND LOCAL AUTHORITIES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES NET REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGETS (£000) 2012/13 -2018/19 54
  27. CHART 26: ENGLAND LOCAL AUTHORITIES WASTE MANAGEMENT REVENUE BUDGET BY SERVICE 2018/19 55
  28. TABLE 27: HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION IN ENGLAND BY TYPE (000 TONNES), 2013- 2017 57
  29. CHART 28: ENGLAND MSW DISPOSAL ROUTES ('000 TONNES) 2011/12 - 2017/18 58
  30. CHART 29: UK MSW AND BMW TONNAGES & % LANDFILLED 2021-2018 59
  31. CHART 30: UK MSW RECYCLING VOLUMES ('000 TONNES) AND RATES (%) 60
  32. CHART 31: UK NON-HAZARDOUS COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL WASTE ARISINGS 2013-2018 61
  33. CHART 32: CIW TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL BY INPUT BY METHOD 62TABLE 33: UK GENERATION OF NON-HAZARDOUS CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WASTE (MILLION TONNES), 2013-18 64
  34. TABLE 34: UK NON-HAZARDOUS CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WASTE ARISINGS BY MATERIAL (%) 2018 65
  35. TABLE 35: UK C & D WASTE RECOVERY VOLUMES AND RATES 2013 - 2018 66
  36. CHART 36: ENGLAND: HAZARDOUS WASTE ARISINGS ('000 TONNES) 2012 - 2017 67
  37. CHART 37: UK MARKET FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL BY VALUE (£M) 2010 - 2015 68
  38. CHART 38: UK HAZARDOUS TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL BY METHOD BY INPUTS (BY TONNAGE) 2017 68
  39. TABLE 39: UK WASTE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY BUSINESS BY NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, 2018 70
  40. TABLE 40: UK WASTE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY BUSINESS BY TURNOVER (£000S) SIZE BAND, 2018 71
  41. TABLE 41: TOP 30 WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTORS IN UK BY ANNUAL TURNOVER 2017-2018 73
  42. TABLE 42: LEADING OPERATORS OF EFW INCINERATORS 2017/2018 76

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