GCC Waste Management Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

GCC Waste management market is segmented by waste type (Industrial waste, Municipal solid waste, Hazardous waste, E-waste, Plastic waste, Bio-medical waste), by Disposal methods (Collection, Landfills, Incineration, Recycling) Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019-2024)

GCC Waste Management Industry Overview

GCC waste management market snapshot
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 0 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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GCC Waste Management Market Analysis

The GCC Waste management market is highly competitive and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6.25% in the forecast period of 2019-2024. The GCC region has witnessed a rapid population and urbanization growth coupled with a substantial increase in the standards of living in the past decade. This led to an increased waste generation and requires effective practices to tackle with the waste in an eco friendly manner. Waste to Energy is the latest trend being followed in almost all of the GCC countries. Specially in UAE, specialized recycling centers and solid waste conversion plants have been set up in the past to address the waste management issues. United Arab Emirates has long back become a member of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (1990). The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has issued a decision on regulating the transit and export of hazardous waste shipments across the UAE border. The ban includes the transport of hazardous wastes by sea, land or air within the country without the written permission of the Ministry, which is in line with the Basel Convention.

GCC Waste Management Industry Segments

A complete background analysis of the Gulf Cooperation Council Waste Management market, which includes an assessment of the economy and contribution of sectors in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, covered in the report.

By Waste Type
Industrial Waste
Municipal Solid Waste
Hazardous Waste
Other Waste Types
By Disposal Method
By Country
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia

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GCC Waste Management Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the GCC Waste Management Market according to our research experts:

Effective management of E-waste in GCC region

E-waste needs to be effectively treated in GCC as there is a minimal or zero legislation on e-waste with slight differences within the counties. Kuwait being one of the biggest per capita producers of e-waste uses the same landfills for both conventional and e-waste. Bahrain operates only one landfill for the entire country. Yet, there are several recycling initiatives in place that aim at separating plastics, metals and paper. However, there is no comprehensive law on e-waste management in GCC region yet. Saudi Arabia contains the biggest total amount of e-waste among the GCC countries. There are private companies, initiatives and Non-Profit-Organizations currently working on e-waste recycling, but there is a lack of proper regulated system in place.

Oman on the other hand does not have regulations or facilities to deal with the e-waste, but the country has recently stated the realization of a need for it. Qatar has also recognized the need to address the waste management issue, but no concrete actions have been taken recently. In the recent days, the most advanced momentum regarding e-waste of all GCC countries can be found in the UAE. In some waste management centers, there are facilities where e-waste is classified and sorted out specifically. The UAE government is presently developing regulations and facilities for sound e-waste recycling.

Waste generation trend GCC

Kuwait had exhibited the highest recycling rate of Municipal Solid Waste in the GCC region

Kuwait Municipality has contracts with seven private companies for the collection and transportation of household waste to the dumping sites. Presently, the MSW is deposited into three active MSW dumpsites namely Jahra, aMina Abdulla and Seventh Ring Road. Kuwait is known for its sustainability as a pioneer in the recycling of waste and thus provide products of higher value for use. Manufacturing industries in Kuwait are a promising opportunity to diversify national income, especially that the per capita income is one of the highest in the world, with household waste, noting that the waste represents an untapped national wealth in Kuwait, and it is time to take advantage of this vital resource to strengthen GDP despite the huge dependence on oil.

Recycling trend

GCC Waste Management Market Competitor Analysis

The GCC waste management market is presently fragmented with lot of ineffectiveness in the implementation of the waste management solutions for different kinds of waste. In the entire region, UAE stands out to have few organized players that manage waste in an environmentally friendly manner. Saudi Arabia is the next big market following UAE in the region while Kuwait and Bahrain are catching up with newer technology companies to deal with their waste efficiently.

GCC Waste Management Market Top Players

  1. Averda

  2. Enviroserve

  3. Suez Middle East Recycling LLC

  4. Green Mountains

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Competition scenario

GCC Waste Management Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

    3. 4.3 Drivers

    4. 4.4 Restraints

    5. 4.5 Opportunities

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five Forces Analysis

    7. 4.7 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 Brief on Government Regulations and Initiatives

    9. 4.9 Insights on the Logistics Support and Development in the GCC Waste Management Industry

    10. 4.10 Spotlight on Waste Management Contracts

    11. 4.11 Insights on Waste Recycling in the GCC (Regional Trends, Recycled Materials)

    12. 4.12 Insights on Technological Advancements and Innovation in Effective Waste Management

    13. 4.13 Brief on Waste Management Equipment Providers

    14. 4.14 Insights on Waste Generated by Category (Hospitals, Buildings, Construction, Hotels etc.)

    15. 4.15 Impact of COVID 19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Waste Type

      1. 5.1.1 Industrial Waste

      2. 5.1.2 Municipal Solid Waste

      3. 5.1.3 Hazardous Waste

      4. 5.1.4 E-Waste

      5. 5.1.5 Other Waste Types

    2. 5.2 By Disposal Method

      1. 5.2.1 Landfill

      2. 5.2.2 Incineration

      3. 5.2.3 Recycling

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 United Arab Emirates

      2. 5.3.2 Saudi Arabia

      3. 5.3.3 Kuwait

      4. 5.3.4 Qatar

      5. 5.3.5 Oman

      6. 5.3.6 Bahrain


    1. 6.1 Market Competion Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Averda

      2. 6.2.2 EnviroServe

      3. 6.2.3 Suez Middle East Recycling LLC

      4. 6.2.4 Green Mountains

      5. 6.2.5 Veolia

      6. 6.2.6 Blue LLC

      7. 6.2.7 Envac

      8. 6.2.8 SEPCO Environment

      9. 6.2.9 Wasco

      10. 6.2.10 Saudi Investment Recycling Company

      11. 6.2.11 Dulsco Waste Management Services

      12. 6.2.12 Bee'ah

      13. 6.2.13 Power Waste Management and Transport LLC

      14. 6.2.14 Al Haya Enviro

      15. 6.2.15 Bin-Ovation

      16. 6.2.16 United Waste Management Company

      17. 6.2.17 Kuwait Waste Collection and Recycling Company

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. Future Growth Prospects of the GCC Waste Management Industry

  8. 8. Insights on Investment Activities (PE and others) in Waste Management Industry (Global and GCC)

  9. 9. Disclaimer and About us

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GCC Waste Management Market Research FAQs

The GCC Waste Management Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The GCC Waste Management Market is growing at a CAGR of 0% over the next 5 years.

Averda, Enviroserve, Suez Middle East Recycling LLC, Green Mountains are the major companies operating in GCC Waste Management Market.

GCC Waste Management Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the GCC Waste Management sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The GCC Waste Management research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the GCC Waste Management report PDF.

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