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Solid Waste Management Market Size - By Waste (Municipal, Industrial), By Treatment (Open Dumping, Disposal {Landfill, Recycling, Incineration/Combustion, Composting & AD}), By Material (Paper & Paperboard, Metals, Plastics, Food, Textiles), 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI265
  • Published Date: Jan 2023
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Solid Waste Management Market Size

Solid Waste Management Market size surpassed USD 1 trillion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at CAGR of 2.3% from 2023 to 2032. Favorable government strategies to manage solid waste in line with rising investments in infrastructure development of treatment facilities and refurbishing landfills will sway the industry growth.

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Large-scale urban migration has further had a significant impact on solid waste generation, thereby increasing the demand for an effective solid waste management framework with a strong focus on economic growth and public safety. The ongoing participation of public & private players in utilizing a functional waste system to support waste reduction, reuse, and source separation has complemented the deployment of solid waste management systems.

Solid Waste Management Market Analysis

Global Municipal Solid Waste Management Market, By Source

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The municipal solid waste management market is projected to foresee 2% growth by 2032. The utilization of solid waste to produce renewable energy will create investment opportunities in climate change projects, thereby propelling industry expansion. Growing concerns pertaining to environmental security coupled with the ongoing focus on effective waste treatment & disposal techniques will augment the business statistics during 2023-2032.

The current shift from simply disposing of waste to recovering valuable resources along with growing technological advancements for effective solutions will escalate industry penetration in the industrial sector. The strengthening of the environmental regulations & mandates pertaining to the disposal of both hazardous & non-hazardous waste will enhance the market outlook. For instance, governments of respective regions provide financial incentives including tax breaks or subsidies for industries that adopt sustainable waste management practices or invest in waste-to-energy technologies.

The disposal solid waste management market crossed 23.9 billion tonnes in 2022. The industry will witness progression on account of the replacement of conventional waste collection techniques with innovative waste sorting & disposal systems. The shift from landfills to sustainable recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, and incineration will comprehensively impel the business outlook.

A paradigm shifts from the traditional collect & dump models to the introduction of innovative solutions to sustain effective waste management will complement the recycling business outlook by 2032. In addition, Collaboration and acquisition strategies aimed at sustainable infrastructure development in emerging economies to provide effective waste treatment facilities will positively impact the overall market expansion.

The food material segment is projected to grow owing to rapid urbanization coupled with the changing consumer preference for processed food has resulted in a significant amount of food waste. The increasing awareness about the development of sustainable waste management strategies along with an upsurge in investments in innovative technology-backed solutions will propel the solid waste management market growth. Moreover, low-income countries generate a high amount of food waste during the production process owing to the availability of limited or poor infrastructure, low investments, and technologies.

Favorable regulatory norms in line with the rising consumer awareness about the integration of a sustainable waste management mechanism to prevent adverse health & environmental impacts will drive the business growth. The ongoing development projects together with favorable regulatory policies and financial assistance-seeking companies through the sale of carbon credits for waste projects will thereby augment the industry scenario.

Global Solid Waste Management Market Size, By Region

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The MEA solid waste management market is anticipated to grow due to the increasing investments in incineration and gasification to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and provide an alternative energy source. The growing inhabitants in the region is foreseen to quicken the need for effective waste management systems by 2032. The implementation of integrated solid waste management systems that incorporate various waste treatment technologies, such as composting and prioritizing waste reduction & recycling will proliferate the industry landscape.

The upsurge in investments in the development of Tier II & III cities along with new regulations on reducing packaging waste and the level of biodegradable waste going to landfill sites will propel the Asia Pacific industry growth in forthcoming years. Therefore, the present market scenario lays favorable grounds for effective waste management, which will further propel the industry landscape.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak ceased several industrial operations comprising infrastructural development and refurbishment & restructuring projects. Governments of respective regions-imposed country-wide lockdowns to sustain the pandemic impacts. However, government measures to recommence activities in major sectors comprising infrastructure projects and manufacturing units will influence significant growth.

Solid Waste Management Market Share

Major participants in the industry’s competitive landscape include

  • Biffa
  • SUEZ
  • Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  • Recology
  • Cleanaway
  • Covanta Holding Corporation
  • Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.
  • Keppel Seghers
  • OMNI Conversion Technologies, Inc.
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • China Everbright Environment Group Limited
  • Sims Limited
  • Stericycle
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Veolia
  • Waste Connections

This market research report on solid waste management includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Million Tonnes) and revenue (USD Million) from 2019 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Waste

  • Municipal Solid Waste
    • Residential
    • Commercial
      • Hospitals
      • Offices & Institutions
      • Hotels
      • Others
  • Industrial Solid Waste
    • Equipment Manufacturing
    • Mining
    • Food Processing & Textiles
    • Others

Market, By Treatment

  • Open Dumping
  • Disposal
    • Landfill
    • Recycling
    • Incineration/Combustion
    • Composting & AD

Market, By Material

  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Sweden
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Bulgaria
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Australia
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Qatar
    • UAE
    • Nigeria
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile
    • Mexico


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Abhishek Chopra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of solid waste management crossed USD 1 trillion in 2022 and is slated to register 2.3% growth rate between 2023 and 2032.

The municipal solid waste management segment is projected to attain 2% gains during 2023-2032 attributed to the growing concerns for environmental security along with on effective waste treatment & disposal techniques.

Clean Harbors, Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, OMNI Conversion Technologies, Inc., Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc., Cleanaway, Stericycle, Sims Limited, and Waste Management, Inc. are some of the leading solid waste management companies.

Solid Waste Management Market Scope

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