Toss up: Increased recycling efforts will remain a long-term threat to industry operators

The Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry in Canada consists of enterprises engaged in operating a variety of waste disposal sites, including landfills, incinerators or other types of disposal facilities for hazardous or non-hazardous waste. While the long-term trend has been toward rising demand for recycling, overall waste production has continued to grow and industry revenue has been increasing. Most waste directed to landfills is the product of consumer goods and rising disposable income levels and lower unemployment have fuelled greater consumer expenditure and more demand for waste more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industrial and construction market growth will be a boon to operators
  • A rising number of new operators has led to increased price pressure
  • Increasing per capita disposable income levels will spur increased spending
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Companies entering the Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry in Canada must obtain a means of waste disposal, either through the construction of a new landfill site or waste-to-energy (WTE) plant or the purchase of an existing facility. Both options are quite costly and are subject to significant regulatory scrutiny. Without a strong prior history of regulatory compliance in this industry, new operators will find starting a business very difficult. Obtaining permission to build new landfill sites is an expensive and time-consuming task. Constructing new WTE plants involves similar difficulties.Existing facilities are expensive to purchase. Man...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Industrial capacity utilization in the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry?

    The Waste Treatment & Disposal Services industry owns and operates waste treatment or disposal facilities, including waste combustors (waste-to-energy plants), solid waste landfills and compost dumps. Many companies in this industry also provide waste collection and hauling services and are also included in the Waste Collection Services industry (IBISWorld report 56211CA).

    Industry Products
  • Solid waste treatment and disposal
  • Hazardous waste treatment and disposal
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Industry Activities
  • Treatment and disposal of hazardous waste material
  • incinerators or combustors for hazardous and nonhazardous waste
  • Treatment and disposal of radioactive waste
  • Disposal of sludge
  • solid waste landfills combined with local hauling of nonhazardous solid waste
  • waste-to-energy plants producing steam and electricity
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Population
  • Value of nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Demand conditions
  • Industry structure
  • Diversion from landfills
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Waste volume increases
  • Waste-to-energy on the rise
  • Table: Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Waste Collection Services in Canada
  • Recycling Facilities in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Remediation & Environmental Cleanup Services in Canada
  • Waste Collection Services in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Hazardous waste treatment and disposal
  • Solid waste treatment and disposal
  • Other
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Chart: Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Volume of waste
  • Disposal and diversion of waste

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial customers
  • Residential customers
  • Industrial customers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Treatment & Disposal Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Waste Treatment & Disposal Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Population (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hazardous Waste
  • Waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment; typically including carcinogenic, flammable, oxidant, corrosive, toxic, explosive or radioactive materials.
  • Leachate
  • Leachate is generated from liquids existing in the waste as it enters a landfill or from rainwater that passes through the waste within the facility.
  • Tipping Fees
  • Fees charged to customers for depositing trash into landfills.
  • Waste-To-Energy (Wte)
  • Creating energy in the form of electricity or heat from the incineration of waste.
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