Increases in household, construction and commercial waste are contributing to greater waste treatment volumes. However, government regulation, increased recycling levels and higher landfill disposal costs are increasingly diverting waste from landfill. Over the past decade, governments have implemented strategies aimed at reducing the volume of waste generated, and increasing the amount of waste recycled and recovered. Greater recycling levels reduce waste volumes treated and disposed of by the industry, and negatively affect industry growth.
The industry is mainly engaged in the treatment or disposal of solid, liquid and other waste types (including hazardous waste). Also included are businesses that are mainly engaged in operating landfills, combustors, incinerators, compost dumps and other treatment facilities (except sewage treatment facilities), including waste transfer stations.
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.