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U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market By Source (Residential, Commercial { Hospitals, Offices & Institutions, Hotels, Others }), By Treatment (Open Dumping, Disposal {Landfill, Recycling, Incineration/Combustion, Composting & AD }), By Material (Paper & Paperboard, Metal, Plastic, Food, Wood, Textile, Yard Trimmings, Others), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI2953
  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market Size

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market size surpassed USD 15 billion in 2019 and the annual treatment capacity is anticipated to surpass 275 million tonnes by 2026. The surging urban population with increasing disposable incomes will significantly impact the market growth.

In majority of cases across U.S., the trash is accrued and disposed either in landfills or an incinerator. Incineration of the collected waste results in the reduction of existing volume & weight by 90% & 75% respectively. However, incineration and landfilling of waste across the U.S., poses significant threats to the environment. Hence, the policymakers across majority of the states are emphasizing significantly toward the adoption of sustainable municipal solid waste management programs & practices, with primary inclination toward recycling. In recycling municipal solid waste management process, the segregated waste is sent through various reprocessing units for effective conversion into various useful materials.

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market

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Currently, the recycling industry across the U.S. is witnessing subdued growth due to ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus also known as COVID – 19. The waste recycling of the trash being collected has witnessed limited inclination on account of the health risks associated with the recycling of contaminated material. However, if the growth of the virus declines in the coming months, the municipal solid waste management recycling industry will witness accelerated expansion owing to country’s strong focus toward material recovery and zero waste generation goals.

The U.S. municipal solid waste management market report covers a detailed analysis of industry trends segmented on a regional & state basis across types of sources, treatment, and material composition of MSW. Moreover, the market forecasts & estimates are in line with the data represented by state, federal,  and state authorities including the World Bank, International Solid Waste Association, U.S. EPA, Pennsylvania Waste Industry Association, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Texas Association of Regional Councils, regulatory bodies, and company press releases.

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market Analysis

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market By Source

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The U.S. municipal solid trash management market from residential sector will witness over 1.5% growth through 2026. The market trend is primarily focused toward effective handling of domestic consumables including product packaging, food scraps, newspapers, grass, clippings, clothing, bottles, and appliances. This trash is derived from various single & multifamily residential structure & establishments. Growing development of such establishments will have a significant impact on the market growth.

For local civic bodies, municipal solid waste management across the U.S. has risen as a severe concern over the last decade. The situation is degrading on account of ongoing increase in country’s population. Inefficient waste disposal not only poses serious environmental concerns but also negatively  impacts the public health index.

As a result, policymakers & regulators across the country are promoting the development of decentralized municipal solid waste management systems across respective regions & states. The deployment of such systems helps in alleviating concerns toward environmental issues associated with waste disposal along with reduction of waste source quantity.

The involvement of local communities will significantly help the local municipalities to carry out effective municipal solid waste management practices over the coming years. In addition, the introduction of mandates by policymakers pertaining to waste disposal will further accelerate the market trends across the region.

The overall MSW volume will decline in 2020 due to large scale lockdown of all commercial centers initiated by respective governments to subdue the spread of COVID – 19. Due to this, the residential waste generation statistics will surge since majority of the population are in their respective houses.

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management By Disposal

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The U.S. municipal solid waste management market has undergone substantial improvement over the recent past. Ongoing implementation of multiple regulatory mandates & measures to sustain & implement ecological trash disposal practices has augmented the market size. Currently, most of the regions are reinforcing efforts to increase their investments across the regional recycling and composting/AD industry.

However due to large scale breakout of COVID – 19, the country’s waste management companies are facing challenges associated with maintaining the continuity in the workforce & infrastructure operations. The increase in the logistical and operational complexity of disposing the waste generated due to the lockdown initiated by respective governments has subdued the efficiency of advanced waste disposal services & practices.

Adoption of stringent regulations towards discouraging the applications/utilizations of plastics has created a significant impact on paper and paperboards material consumption. These products are primarily utilized as packaging materials or non-durable goods. Nondurable goods comprise newspapers, cups, tissue paper, and paper plates.

On the contrary, packaging & containers involve products including milk cartons ,bags & sacks, and corrugated boxes. Most of these types of discarded wastes are easily recyclable; thereby, their market demand and application scope are witnessing a substantial surge across the country.

As per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the recycle rate of paper & paperboard in municipal solid waste management was almost 65% in the country in 2018 and is considered to be the highest as compared to other materials. Moreover, the incineration of these wastes does not have any severe environmental impact. Therefore, strong inclination toward their usage as compared to other materials in municipal solid waste management is witnessing significant momentum.

West South Central, South Atlantic, North East and Pacific States account for over 65% of the U.S. municipal solid waste management market share. The market size for U.S. municipal solid trash management is anticipated to witness a substantial growth on account of strong focus toward the implementation of advanced trash treatment technologies & practices.

In 2019, the North East region cumulatively contributed to over 12% of the total waste in the U.S. To effectively cater to the surging residential and commercial trash, the departments such as Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association have introduced a single-stream recycling system under which all the recyclable materials are placed in one bin only and thereafter sorted at the recycling center. This method has raised the recycling rate providing the freedom of dumping unbundled & unseparated recyclable materials into a single container.

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market Share

The eminent players operating across the market are currently concentrating on strategic alliances with utilities to achieve a competitive edge. The business strategy of partnerships is devised to significantly transform the market trends by enhancing operating efficiency. The key industry players include:

  • Waste Management Inc
  • SUEZ
  • Veolia
  • Covanta Holding Corporation
  • Recology.

The U.S. municipal solid waste management market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of “Million Tonnes”, and “USD” from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

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Market by Source

  • Residential
  • Commercial
    • Hospitals
    • Offices & Institutions
    • Hotels
    • Others

Market by Treatment

  • Open Dumping
  • Disposal
    • Landfill
      • Material
    • Recycling
      • Material
    • Incineration/Combustion
      • Material
    • Composting/Anaerobic Digestion
      • Material

Market by Material

  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Food
  • Wood
  • Textile
  • Yard Trimmings
  • Others

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

  • East North Central
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Michigan
    • Ohio
    • Wisconsin
  • West South Central
    • Arkansas
    • Louisiana
    • Oklahoma
    • Texas
  • South Atlantic
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Maryland
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Washington D.C.
  • Northeast
    • Connecticut
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • Rhode Island
    • Vermont
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
  • East South Central
    • Alabama
    • Kentucky
    • Mississippi
    • Tennessee
  • West North Central
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota
  • Pacific States
    • Alaska
    • California
    • Hawaii
    • Oregon
    • Washington
  • Mountain States
    • Arizona
    • Colorado
    • Utah
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico
    • Idaho
    • Montana
    • Wyoming
Authors: Ankit Gupta, Abhishek Chopra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of U.S. municipal solid waste management surpassed USD 15 billion in 2019.

The industry share of U.S. municipal solid waste management is anticipated to grow at 2.2% CAGR between 2020 and 2026.

According to the analysts at GMI, the annual treatment capacity in the U.S. is anticipated to surpass 275 million tonnes by 2026.

The U.S. municipal solid trash management industry size from residential sector will witness over 1.5% growth rate through 2026.

The key industry players include Waste Management, Inc., SUEZ, Veolia, Covanta Holding Corporation, and Recology.

U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market Scope

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