Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market is segmented Segment by Type ( Sorting Equipment, Recycling Equipment, Landfill Equipment ), by Application ( Residential Waste, Commercial Waste, Industrial Waste, Municipal Waste ), and By Geography (North America (US, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Spain, Germany, France, UK, Portugal, Greece, Italy, rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, rest of Asia-Pacific), LAMEA (Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Morocco, GCC, rest of LAMEA)). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Waste Disposal Equipment Market Size

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Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 4.20 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration Low

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Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market

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Waste Disposal Equipment Market Analysis

The Global waste disposal equipment market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 4.2% during the forecast period, 2022-2027.

COVID-19 impacted the waste management industry from the focus of segment shift; during the lockdown, the residential segment generated more amount of waste as compared to industrial and commercial centres, as industries and offices were partially or completely shut. The volume of medical waste had increased by up to 40%. Industrial and commercial waste production fell drastically due to the slowdown in manufacturing activity. Hazardous waste production grew with higher production from the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. The WHO Global analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19 reported that over 140 million test kits, with a potential to generate 2,600 tonnes of non-infectious waste (mainly plastic) and 731,000 litres of chemical waste (equivalent to one-third of an Olympic-size swimming pool) have been shipped, while over 8 billion doses of vaccine have been administered globally producing 144,000 tonnes of additional waste in the form of syringes, needles, and safety boxes. Thus, extra medical waste from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental health and exposing a dire need to improve waste management practices.

The solid waste management industry is viewed as an business opportunity in USA as it generates huge revenue.In 2020, municipal solid waste landfills had an average tipping fee of USD 53.72 per ton. That translates to roughly USD 1.4 million a year in approximate average gross revenue for small landfills and USD 43.5 million a year for large landfills just from gate fees. Waste Management and Republic Services, lead the solid waste management sector. Together they own about 480 landfills out of the 2,627 landfills across the United States according to CNBC.

Indiana Recycling Economic Information (REI) study cites that Indiana's recycling and reuse industry includes 1,700 establishments, employs approximately 75,000 people and has an annual payroll of USD 3 billion while generating USD 19 billion in annual revenues. The recycling industry contributes USD 285 million in state government tax revenues on an annual basis. Growing concerns about environment and health has triggered the recycling industry to reduce waste accumulation on earth.

Waste Disposal Equipment Market Trends

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

Increasing awareness regarding recycling fueling the market growth

The Indiana Recycling Economic Information (REI) Study states that the recycling manufacturing sector has a much greater impact on Indiana's economy than the recycling collection, processing and reuse sectors. The recycling manufacturing sector accounts for 63,000 jobs, USD 2.8 billion in payroll and USD 16.8 billion in receipts each year while 92% of Indiana's total recycling and reuse industry tax revenues arise from recycling manufacturing establishments and their indirect and induced economic activity.

According to United Nations, every year, an estimated 11.2 billion tonnes of solid waste is collected worldwide and the decay of the organic proportion of solid waste is contributing to about 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that less than 20% of global waste is recycled each year and rich countries often export recyclables to poorer nations. One-third of recyclables in the US are shipped abroad. The UK estimates that 46% of its recycling goes to countries like Turkey, Poland, and Malaysia.

Recycling rates fell across Europe, Asia, and the US since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pandemic also produced a surplus amount of new waste in the forms of PPE and single-use items. A study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showed that the pandemic generated over 8 million tons of plastic waste around the world and over 25,000 tons of that waste entered the ocean.

The recycling industry is constantly evolving to meet changing needs. When it comes to metal sorting, sensors and machines replaced hands and magnets. X-ray fluorescence analyzers are giving way in some applications to laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology. Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to play a larger role in the recycling industry.


Increasing volumes of municipal waste raising need of disposal methods

World Bank in its report stated that the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, with at least 33% of that, being extremely conservatively, and not managed in an environmentally safe manner. Worldwide, waste generated per person per day averages 0.74 kilograms but ranges widely, from 0.11 to 4.54 kilograms. The total quantity of waste generated in low-income countries is expected to increase by more than three times by 2050. The East Asia and Pacific region is generating most of the world's waste, at 23%, and the Middle East and North Africa region is producing the least in absolute terms, at 6%. However, the fastest growing regions are Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, where, by 2050, total waste generation is expected to more than triple, double, and double respectively.

Waste Statistics for 2020 report of Hong Kong cites that in 2020, the quantity of MSW disposed of was 10,809 TPD (3.96 million tonnes), which represented a decrease of 2.2% as compared to 2019. Of the 10,809 tonnes of MSW landfilled each day in 2020, some 3,255 tonnes (30% of MSW). The quantity of MSW recovered for local recycling was about 230 000 tonnes in 2020, representing an increase of about 11% compared to about 200 000 tonnes in 2019 were estimated as food waste, which has decreased by 2.9% as compared to 2019.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of United Kingdom reported that the UK recycling rate for Waste from Households was 44.4% in 2020, decreasing from 46.0% in 2019. The recycling rate for household waste decreased in all UK countries in 2020 except Wales. The recycling rate for England was 44.0%, compared with 49.1% in Northern Ireland, 41.0% in Scotland, and 56.5% in Wales. UK biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) sent to landfill has fallen from approximately 6.6 million tonnes in 2019 to around 6.1 million tonnes in 2020. Provisional figures for 2021 show that 63.2% of UK packaging waste was recycled, similar to 2020. It is estimated that the UK generated 43.9 million tonnes of commercial and industrial (C&I) waste in 2018, of which 37.2 million tonnes (85%) was generated in England. The latest estimates for England only, indicate that C&I waste generation was around 33.8 million tonnes in 2020.


Waste Disposal Equipment Industry Overview

The Global waste management market's landscape is consolidated and highly competitive with many players focused on innovative technologies to recycle and reuse the waste generated across various industries and households across the globe. The global players leading the market are Wastequip, Recycling Equipment Manufacturing Inc, Kirchoff group, McNeilus, Fortum, CP Manufacturing Inc, Dover Corporation, Morita Holding Corporation, Tomra Systems ASA, Wastequip LLC, Blue Group, KK Balers Ltd, Shred-Tech Corporation, and McNeilus Trucks and Manufacturing, Inc. There are also several startups coming up in the industry that are continuously focusing on waste reduction, followed by mergers and acquisitions in the market. 

Waste Disposal Equipment Market Leaders

  1. Wastequip

  2. Dover Corporation

  3. Kirchhoff Group

  4. McNeilus

  5. Fortum

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Waste Disposal Equipment Market News

May 2022: Northstar Recycling Company, LLC acquired Complete Recycling, LLC. The purchase would allow the former to provide increased services to their current customers, while also improving the combined business' potential to serve additional consumers and partners via a more scaled platform

September 2021: Eurokey Recycling invested about GBP 15 million in a supermarket recycling line. This development is intended to retrieve and recycle flexible plastics and films from the supermarket and retail sectors

Waste Disposal Equipment Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Method

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Current Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Market Overview

    3. 4.3 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.3.1 Drivers

      2. 4.3.2 Restraints

      3. 4.3.3 Opportunities

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Technological Advancements in Waste Disposal Equipment Market

    7. 4.7 Regional insights on Waste Disposal Equipment Market

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the market


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Waste Sorting Equipment

      2. 5.1.2 Waste Recycling Equipment

      3. 5.1.3 Waste Landfill Equipment

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Residential waste

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial waste

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial Waste

      4. 5.2.4 Municipal Waste

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. UK

        5. Portugal

        6. Greece

        7. Italy

        8. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. India

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 LAMEA

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. South Africa

        4. Morocco

        5. GCC

        6. Rest of LAMEA


    1. 6.1 Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Wastequip

      2. 6.2.2 Kirchhoff Group

      3. 6.2.3 CP Manufacturing, Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Dover Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 McNeilus

      6. 6.2.6 Fortum

      7. 6.2.7 Morita Holding Corporation

      8. 6.2.8 CP Group

      9. 6.2.9 Fujian Longma sanitation

      10. 6.2.10 Blue Group

      11. 6.2.11 Metso

      12. 6.2.12 Sierra International Machinery

      13. 6.2.13 Fangzheng

      14. 6.2.14 JCB

      15. 6.2.15 Milton CAT

      16. 6.2.16 Henan Winner Vibrating Equipment*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Waste disposal is a process of removing, discarding, recycling or destroying unwanted materials called waste that is produced from agriculture, domestic usage or industrial products. A complete background analysis of the Global waste disposal equipment market, including the 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, and geographical trends, and COVID-19 impact is included in the report.

The Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market is segmented Segment by Type ( Sorting Equipment, Recycling Equipment, Landfill Equipment ), by Application ( Residential Waste, Commercial Waste, Industrial Waste, Municipal Waste ), and By Geography (North America (US, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Spain, Germany, France, UK, Portugal, Greece, Italy, rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, rest of Asia-Pacific), LAMEA (Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Morocco, GCC, rest of LAMEA)). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Type
Waste Sorting Equipment
Waste Recycling Equipment
Waste Landfill Equipment
By Application
Residential waste
Commercial waste
Industrial Waste
Municipal Waste
By Geography
North America
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South Africa
Rest of LAMEA
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Waste Disposal Equipment Market Research FAQs

The Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4.20% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Wastequip, Dover Corporation, Kirchhoff Group, McNeilus and Fortum are the major companies operating in the Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market.

The report covers the Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Global Waste Disposal Equipment Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)