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Waste Management (Industrial Report) - UK - August 2014

“Waste management has changed significantly over the last two decades, with this change more evident over the last five years largely due to the growing importance of reaching EU directive targets. There has been a sharp decline in the amount of waste disposed to landfill and an increase in recycling.”

– Lewis Cone, Research Analyst

This report will explore the following key questions regarding to Waste Management in the UK:

  • What are the key determinants that are driving the waste management industry?
  • Was the industry affected by the financial crisis? If so, how has it developed and changed since?
  • How have government schemes influenced market demand and supply?
  • How have EU Directives and the threat of climate change changed the industry's approach?
  • What are the key issues that the industry needs to address in order to diversify its service and to compete in the long-term?What does the future hold for UK waste management?

This report analyses the sources of waste arisings in the UK, and the collection, treatment and disposal of that waste, particularly concentrating on the collection and disposal of domestic, commercial, industrial, building and demolition refuse, which can be broadly defined as the element of waste that is available to commercial contractors.

For the purpose of the report, the sources of waste arisings in the UK are defined as:

  • Agricultural Waste – non-organic waste arising from both the intensive and less intensive farming sectors, including wastes such as plastics (including fertiliser bags and silage wrap), pesticide and oil containers, pesticide washing, asbestos, scrap metal, batteries, veterinary waste, used oil, paper and cardboard.
  • Mining Waste – waste and residues arising from the extraction of raw materials from the earth.
  • Industrial Waste – waste arising from any factory and premises occupied by an industry.
  • Household Waste – waste arising from residential premises and collected by household collection rounds, street sweeping, litter collection and separate garden waste collection services. This also includes waste collected from civic amenity sites, any waste collected for recycling or composting through bring/drop off schemes and kerb-side collection.
  • Commercial Waste – waste arising from any premises used wholly or mainly for trade, business activities, including sport, recreation, education or entertainment, excluding any municipal and industrial waste.
  • Construction and Demolition Waste – waste arising from the construction, repair, maintenance and demolition of buildings and structures. Mainly includes brick, concrete, hardcore subsoil, and topsoil, as well as some timber, metal and plastics.
  • Sewage Sludge – semi-solid residue arising from the wastewater treatment process.
  • Dredged Spoils – excess material created by the process of dredging, an excavation activity or operation usually carried out at least partly underwater.

The report also refers to municipal waste, which is defined as:

“Including household waste and any other wastes collected by a Waste Collection Authority, or its agents, such as municipal parks and gardens waste, beach cleansing waste, commercial or industrial waste and waste resulting from the clearance of fly-tipped materials.”

Roughly 89% of municipal waste comprises household waste, with the remaining 11% included in the other sections for the purposes of the market size sector of this report, such as commercial, industrial and construction and demolition.

 

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • Market size
        • Figure 1: Waste arisings in the UK, by source, 2009-13
      • Market trends
        • Figure 2: Household waste in England, by collection method, 2008/09-2012/13
        • Figure 3: Landfill capacity in England and Wales, 2008-12
        • Figure 4: Regional recycling rates, England, 2012-13
      • Market factors
        • EU directives and approach have driven recent UK policy aims and objectives
          • The economic recovery has led to new challenges in the reduction in waste arisings
            • Recycling has increased strongly over the last decade, but growth is beginning to stagnate
              • New technology has increased in the industry amid the threat of irreversible environmental change
                • Companies
                  • Forecast
                    • Total UK waste arisings are forecast to decline at a slower rate than over the last five years
                      • Figure 5: Forecast waste arisings in the UK, 2014-
                      • Figure 6: Forecast household waste arisings in the UK, 2014-18
                    • What we think
                    • Introduction

                      • Definitions
                        • Methodology
                          • Abbreviations
                            • Market positioning
                            • UK Economy

                              • Key points
                                • Overview
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Interest rates
                                      • Consumer spending
                                        • Business investment
                                        • Market Factors

                                          • Key points
                                          • Waste Arisings

                                            • Key points
                                              • Waste arising
                                                • Figure 7: Waste arisings in the UK, by source, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 8: Waste arisings in the UK graph, by source, 2009-13
                                              • Household waste
                                                • Figure 9: Analysis of the trends in household waste arisings in the UK, by country, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 10: Analysis of the composition of household waste in the UK, 2013
                                                • Figure 11: Analysis of the composition of household waste in the UK graph, 2013
                                              • Commercial waste
                                                • Figure 12: Analysis of the trends in commercial waste arisings in the UK, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 13: Analysis of the trends in commercial waste arisings in the UK graph, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 14: Analysis of the packaging element of commercial waste, 2012
                                                • Figure 15: Analysis of commercial and industrial waste arisings in England, 2009
                                                • Figure 16: Analysis of commercial and industrial waste arisings in England graph, 2009
                                                • Figure 17: Analysis of commercial waste arisings, by sector, 2013
                                              • Industrial waste
                                                • Figure 18: Analysis of the trends in industrial waste arisings in the UK, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 19: Analysis of the trends in industrial waste arisings in the UK graph, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 20: Analysis of industrial waste arisings, by sector, 2013
                                                • Figure 21: Analysis of the trends in construction and demolition waste arisings in the UK, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 22: Analysis of the trends in construction and demolition waste arisings in the UK graph, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 23: Analysis of the trends in mining and quarrying waste arisings in the UK, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 24: Analysis of the trends in mining and quarrying waste arisings in the UK graph, 2009-13
                                              • Sewage sludge
                                                • Figure 25: Analysis of the trends in sewage sludge arisings in the UK, 2008-12
                                                • Figure 26: Analysis of the trends in sewage sludge arisings in the UK graph, 2008-12
                                              • Hazardous waste
                                                • Figure 27: Analysis of the trends in hazardous waste deposits in England and Wales, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 28: Hazardous waste production in England and Wales, by EWC Chapter, 2007-11
                                            • Collection

                                              • Key points
                                                • Household
                                                    • Figure 29: Household waste in England, by collection method, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                    • Figure 30: Household waste in England graph, by collection method, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                  • Commercial and industrial
                                                      • Figure 31: Analysis of the collection of commercial and industrial waste in the UK, by type of collection, 2013
                                                      • Figure 32: Analysis of the collection of commercial and industrial waste in the UK graph, by type of collection, 2013
                                                  • Waste Treatment

                                                    • Key points
                                                      • The market
                                                          • Figure 33: Transfer and treatment deposits in England and Wales, by site type, 2008-12
                                                          • Figure 34: Landfill capacity in England and Wales, by site type, 2008-12
                                                          • Figure 35: Landfill capacity in England and Wales, 2008-12
                                                          • Figure 36: Analysis of commercial and industrial waste disposal in England, by type, 2002 and 2009
                                                      • Waste Disposal

                                                        • Key points
                                                          • Management of municipal waste
                                                            • England
                                                                • Figure 37: Regional recycling rates, England, 2012-13
                                                                • Figure 38: Regional recycling rates graph, England, 2012-13
                                                                • Figure 39: Carbon impact of local authority waste management in England 2011-12
                                                              • Scotland
                                                                • Wales
                                                                  • Northern Ireland
                                                                      • Figure 40: Regional recycling rates, Northern Ireland, 2012-13
                                                                      • Figure 41: Regional recycling rates, Northern Ireland, 2012-13, top/bottom five regions
                                                                    • Hazardous waste
                                                                      • Licenses
                                                                          • Figure 42: Number of permitted and active waste facilities operational in England and Wales, 2011
                                                                          • Figure 43: Number of permitted sites per company, 2010
                                                                        • Landfill
                                                                            • Figure 44: Landfill deposits in England and Wales, by site type, 2008-12
                                                                            • Figure 45: Landfill deposits in England and Wales, 2008-12
                                                                          • Incineration
                                                                              • Figure 46: Waste incinerated in England and Wales, by type, 2012
                                                                            • Fuel
                                                                                • Figure 47: Contribution to electricity generation of waste, in the UK, 2008-12
                                                                              • Producer responsibility obligations
                                                                                • Packaging
                                                                                  • Figure 48: Packaging recycling targets, 2012-17
                                                                                • WEEE
                                                                                    • Figure 49: Effect of WEEE regulations, 2013
                                                                                  • Batteries
                                                                                      • Figure 50: Portable batteries placed on the UK market 2011-13 and waste batteries collected and treated, 2013
                                                                                    • Vehicles
                                                                                        • Figure 51: End of life vehicles, reused, recycled or recovered, 2007-11
                                                                                      • Glass
                                                                                          • Figure 52: UK glass packaging recycling rate, 2010-12
                                                                                        • Cans
                                                                                            • Figure 53: UK steel packaging recycling rate, 2007-11
                                                                                            • Figure 54: UK aluminium packaging recycling rate, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Paper
                                                                                              • Figure 55: Recovered paper domestic usage and production of paper and board in the UK, 2012
                                                                                              • Figure 56: UK paper and board packaging recycling rate, 2007-11
                                                                                            • Plastic
                                                                                                • Figure 57: UK plastic packaging recycling rate, 2007-11
                                                                                              • Oils, chemicals and solvents
                                                                                                • Figure 58: Analysis of oil and oil/water mixtures waste deposits handled and treated/landfilled in England and Wales, 2007-11
                                                                                              • Textiles
                                                                                                • Domestic metal recycling
                                                                                                    • Figure 59: Metal recycling of waste in England and Wales, 2008-12
                                                                                                  • Industrial metal recycling
                                                                                                    • Figure 60: De-pollution of vehicles in England and Wales, 2008-12
                                                                                                  • Compost
                                                                                                      • Figure 61: Composting of waste in England and Wales, 2008-12
                                                                                                      • Figure 62: Biological treatment of waste in England and Wales, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Tyres
                                                                                                    • Industry Structure

                                                                                                      • Key points
                                                                                                        • Industry development
                                                                                                            • Figure 63: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the collection of non-hazardous waste industry, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 64: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the collection of non-hazardous waste industry graph, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 65: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the collection of hazardous waste industry, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 66: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste industry, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 67: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste industry graph, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 68: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the treatment and disposal of hazardous waste industry, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 69: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the dismantling of wrecks industry, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 70: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the recovery of sorted materials industry, 2009-13
                                                                                                          • Structure by employment
                                                                                                            • Figure 71: Analysis of the employment structure of the waste collection, treatment and disposal activities and materials recovery industries, 2011-13
                                                                                                          • Structure by turnover
                                                                                                            • Figure 72: Analysis of the financial structure of the waste collection, treatment and disposal activities and materials recovery industry, 2011-13
                                                                                                        • Companies

                                                                                                          • Biffa

                                                                                                                • Figure 73: Financial analysis of Biffa Group, 2009013
                                                                                                              • Biffa Waste Services
                                                                                                                • Figure 74: Financial analysis of Biffa Waste Services, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • UK Waste Management

                                                                                                                • Figure 75: Financial analysis of UK Waste Management, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Cory Environmental

                                                                                                                  • Figure 76: Financial analysis of Cory Environmental, 2008-12
                                                                                                              • FCC Environment UK (formerly Focsa Services)

                                                                                                                    • Figure 77: Financial analysis of FCC Environment UK, 2008-12
                                                                                                                • MRS Environmental Services

                                                                                                                    • Figure 78: Financial analysis of MRS Environmental Services, 2008-12
                                                                                                                • Shanks Group

                                                                                                                      • Figure 79: Financial analysis of Shanks Group, 2010-14
                                                                                                                  • Sita Uk

                                                                                                                        • Figure 80: Financial analysis of SITA UK, 2008-12
                                                                                                                    • Veolia Environmental Services (UK)

                                                                                                                          • Figure 81: Financial analysis of Veolia Environmental Services (UK), 2009-13
                                                                                                                          • Figure 82: Analysis of profiled companies’ turnover, 2009-12
                                                                                                                      • Forecast

                                                                                                                        • Key points
                                                                                                                          • Waste arisings
                                                                                                                              • Figure 83: Forecast waste arising in the UK, 2014-18
                                                                                                                              • Figure 84: Forecast waste arisings in the UK graph, 2014-
                                                                                                                            • Household waste arisings
                                                                                                                              • Figure 85: Forecast household waste arising in the UK, 2014-18
                                                                                                                              • Figure 86: Forecast household waste arisings in the UK graph, 2014-18
                                                                                                                            • Construction and demolition waste arisings
                                                                                                                              • Figure 87: Forecast construction and demolition waste arising in the UK, 2014-18
                                                                                                                            • Waste collection
                                                                                                                              • Waste treatment, disposal and recovery
                                                                                                                                • Residual waste treatment shortfall
                                                                                                                                  • Landfill directive and tax
                                                                                                                                    • Government policy
                                                                                                                                      • Waste crime
                                                                                                                                        • Focus change
                                                                                                                                          • Industry
                                                                                                                                          • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                                                            • Trade associations
                                                                                                                                              • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                                                • Trade exhibitions

                                                                                                                                                Companies Covered

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