Demand for hazardous waste hauling services is relatively high, due to the dangerous nature of the waste and the harm that it can cause to people and the environment. The industry services a wide range of downstream industries that produce hazardous waste requiring collection and transportation. Industry revenue has increased at a steady rate as hazardous waste volumes from the medical, construction, and hospitality sectors have generally increased as economic conditions have remained relatively sound. Although demand from the Manufacturing division is high, this market has fallen as a proportion of industry revenue in the past five years due to declines across the division.
The industry provides hazardous waste collection and hauling services. Waste is classified as hazardous if it poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. Four factors determine whether or not a substance is hazardous: ignitability, reactivity, corrosivity and toxicity. The industry excludes councils or municipalities that directly provide hazardous waste services.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.