AMA Research have launched the 7th edition of the report "Waste Management Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis", addressing the management of controlled waste arisings from the municipal, commercial & industrial, construction & demolition sectors. The report covers waste collection, recycling, advanced waste treatment, landfill and incineration. With 60+ colour charts and tables the report analyses market growth potential, current and infrastructure developments in the pipeline.
Typically, official/government reports provide data for each of the four home countries separately, but this report provides an amalgamated assessment of waste management at a UK level.
The need to reduce waste arisings and the volumes sent to landfill, with the urgent need to increase recovery and recycling levels has rapidly risen up the national agenda, underpinned by EU Directives. Although there have been significant improvements in recycling and energy recovery, there remain pressing targets to be met; 2013 and 2020 for The Landfill Directive also the 2020 renewable energy target, for which energy-from-waste technologies will have a key role.
Combining and collating the most recent official data with additional original research and analysis, this report presents an informative review of the current state of waste management in the UK in terms of the key market drivers, waste arisings, disposal & recovery methods, industry infrastructure and capacity.
Agrivert, Augean, Bagnall and Morris Waste Services, Biffa Waste Services, Bywaters (Leyton), Cleansing Service Group, Cory Environmental Services, Countrystyle Group, DS Smith Recycling, Enterprise Managed Services, Enviroco, Environmental Waste Controls, F & R Cawley, FCC Environment (UK), Glazewing, Global Renewables, Grundon Waste Management, Hills Waste Solutions, HW Martin Waste, Kier Services, May Gurney Environmental Services, MDJ Light Brothers, New Earth Solutions, Oran Environmental Solutions, OSS Group, Powerday, Premier Waste Management, Sackers Recycling, Severn Waste Services, Shanks UK, SITA UK, SRCL, TEG Environmental, Veolia Environmental Services, Viridor Waste Management, W & M Recycling Services, William Tracey, Yorwaste.
12 appendices detailing: - Key Directives, Key UK Waste Legislation, PFI Waste Management Contracts, other PPP Waste Management Contracts, Acquisitions & Mergers, MSW & CIW MRF Infrastructure (operators, locations, status, capacity), MBT Infrastructure (operators, locations, status, capacity), AD Infrastructure (operators, locations, status, capacity), IVC Infrastructure (operators, locations, status, capacity), Mass Burn Incinerators (operators, locations, status, capacity), Gasification & Pyrolysis (operators, locations, status, capacity), Largest 100 General Waste Management Contractors (turnovers, regions).
By value, data indicates that the market for the collection and disposal of controlled waste was valued at an estimated £8.9 billion in 2011.
Strong annual growth rates up until 2008 were underpinned by the implementation of EU Directives, aimed at reducing the volumes of landfilled waste and increasing the levels of material recovery through recycling, composting and energy-from-waste. Above all, the impact of the Landfill Tax escalator on landfill gate fees has made these alternative approaches more commercially attractive.
The downturn in the UK economy from 2008 constrained overall growth rates due to; lower levels of waste arisings, declining prices for many types of recyclate and the delay to many infrastructure projects.
Over the medium-longer term, key targets set not only by the EU Landfill Directive - for 2013 and 2020 - and renewable energy targets, mean that, regardless of the economic situation, central government, local authorities and businesses do not have the option of scaling back waste reduction and recycling objectives.
There remains a pressing need for the UK to improve waste recovery rates, particularly in the non-municipal sectors, and to develop waste treatment and recycling infrastructure.
From 2012 through to 2016, we expect to see an increase in the market growth rate, underpinned by the EU Landfill Directive target for 2013 which will necessitate an increase in waste recovery rates and a major increase in investment in the infrastructure needed to deliver this.
Post 2013, the rate of growth might stabilise for a couple of years before accelerating once more to meet 2020 targets of both the Landfill Directive and the EU Renewable Energy target.
To achieve both these aims, energy-from waste (EfW) technologies will be critical. Despite opposition from local interest groups and various NGOs, there are a large number of EfW combustion / incineration plants in the development pipeline that will be used to dispose of large volumes of residual 'black bag' waste.
There should also be some growth in the expansion of gasification and pyrolysis plants, albeit from a low base, although to date several key developments have been delayed or refused planning permission.
More successful has been the rolling out of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants treating food waste, underpinned by Landfill Directive requirements to divert biodegradable municipal waste from landfill. From just one facility in 2005, in 2012 there will be around 60 AD plants by the end of 2012. In addition there are a further 70 or so in the development pipeline.
Expansion and convergence with the energy sector, via EfW power generation, continue to attract new players into the UK waste management industry, particularly from overseas.
The latest major new market entrants are German EfW incineration plant developer/operator MV Umwelt and Spanish waste management companies Cespa and Urbaser.
There has also been further consolidation among UK companies, although since 2011 the only major take-over has been that of the waste management business of SCA Packaging by DS Smith and incorporated into DS Smith Recycling.