Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal industry uses landfills, incineration and other methods to dispose of and treat non-hazardous waste. Over the past five years, the industry has undergone considerable change, with operators moving away from landfill services and towards treatment facilities. A key development has been the long-term decline in the volume of waste handled by operators. Government policies promoting recycling and waste treatment have led to waste volumes falling over the past decade. This has led to a number of operators switching from landfill operations towards treatment facilities. In 2013-14, revenue was boosted by a significant increase in public concerns over environmental issues, which led to demand for the treatment of non-hazardous waste increasing... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Investment requirements are high and rising as the industry shifts from the disposal of waste in landfill to treatment of waste. Despite this, wage costs represent significant costs for operators. Wage costs can be used as a proxy for labour costs and are estimated to account for 18% of industry revenue in the current year. Depreciation, which can be used as a proxy for capital investment, is estimated to account for 7.5% of industry revenue in the current year. The capital-to-labour ratio in 2016-17 is estimated to be 1:2.4, indicating that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £2.40 is spent on labour. The overall level of capital intensity has increased over the past five years, as operators look to invest in more capital equipment and infrastructure.
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