Over the past decade, the volume of waste handled by waste treatment and disposal companies has steadily declined, driven by government policies designed to minimise waste and encourage recycling. However, government policies have triggered significant changes in the industry. There has been a large shift from the disposal of waste to the treatment of waste. The treatment of waste generates much higher revenue than disposal. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 7.7%. In the current year, revenue is projected to rise by 3% to reach £3.3 billion.
Industry firms operate landfill sites and incineration plants in addition to treating organic waste. The industry also includes plants that generate electricity or steam from incineration or other disposal plants. Landfill gas producers are not covered by the industry.
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.