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

The Report Covers Waste Handling Equipment Manufacturers and it is segmented By Product Type, (Waste Disposal Equipment and Waste Recycling & Sorting Equipment), By Waste Type (Hazardous and Non-hazardous), By Application (Industrial Waste, Municipal Waste, and Others), 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 (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South Africa, rest of LAMEA)). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Waste Management Equipment Market Size

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Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 5.20 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

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Global Waste Management Equipment Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Waste Management Equipment Market Analysis

The Global waste management equipment market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 5.2% 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 waste than industrial and commercial centres, as industries and offices were partially or completely shut. 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 COVID-19 pandemic triggered a zero-waste approach that requires members of the EU to recycle waste between 70-80% while declining GHG emissions attributed to toxic waste disposal and incineration techniques as per the European Commission.

Existing hazardous waste treatment capacity in developing countries was overwhelmed, leading to stockpiling and potentially inadequate disposal. Municipal waste had increased in volume, effectively overwhelming existing waste collection and disposal systems. A reduction in recycling activities was reported which further compounded challenges in the collection and disposal of municipal waste. The study conducted by AMSA Group in 2020 states that in Milan (Italy), the institution of strict lockdown led to a decline in the total waste production by 27.5%. However, recycling of waste increased by 1% compared to 2019 the same period, whereas street bins declined by 38.2%. The month of confinement saw a 16.65% drop in municipal waste.

According to the World Bank, by 2050, waste production will be 73% higher than in 2020. This increase will be mostly driven by middle-income countries in which waste generation will nearly double in the next three decades, though low- and many- high-income countries will contribute significantly to the growing volume. As of 2021, only 77% of global solid waste is collected and 33% of it is openly dumped. The situation in low-income countries is particularly alarming, where only 40% of the generated waste is collected and 93% is dumped or improperly managed. A survey conducted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in 2021 suggests that 66% of Americans would not recycle a product if it's not easy or inconvenient to do so, and the municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling rate in the US remains as low as 35% in the country. As per National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore, in 2021, about 6.94 million tonnes of solid waste was generated, of which 3.83 million tonnes were recycled. Waste generated by the non-domestic and domestic sectors both increased in 2021, from 4.12 million tonnes and 1.77 million tonnes respectively in 2020, to 5.12 million tonnes and 1.82 million tonnes respectively in 2021, recycled waste attributed to the non-domestic and domestic sectors likewise increased, from 2.81 million tonnes and 0.23 million tonnes respectively in 2020, to 3.58 million tonnes and 0.24 million tonnes respectively in 2021 in Singapore. Thus increasing awareness about proper recycling and disposal of waste is fueling the growth of waste management industry.

Waste Management Equipment Market Trends

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

Rising global waste generation is likely to result in the need of waste management equipment

The 2022's Global Waste Index from Sensoneo, reports Turkey is at the top of the list as the least environmentally friendly waste management country, with 47kg of waste per capita recycled and 176kg per capita of waste disposed of illegally each year. Most waste is generated in the United States. Each US citizen currently produces 811kg of waste, and around half of that ends up in the landfill. Meanwhile, just 95kg of that is incinerated.

As per the 2022's Global Waste Index, Colombia produces the least municipal waste, at 243kg per capita while the disposal system in Chile recycles only two kilos per inhabitant. No other country recycles less, 417kg of waste per capita ends up in landfill and is disposed of in a particularly environmentally harmful way. Iceland's waste management has worsened the most since the last Global Waste Index. According to the 2022's Global Waste Index, waste production in Iceland increased by 7% since 2019 and 68% less waste is recycled. While Switzerland is the only country that does not send any waste to landfill. The Swiss produce 706kg of waste per capita, of which 333kg are incinerated and 210kg is recycled.

Globally, about 400 million tons of plastic waste are produced yearly. In 2021, in the U.S.A, 40 million tons of plastic waste is generated of which only 5% to 6% or about two million tons were recycled. More than 50 million tons of paper were recovered for recycling in 2021, achieving a 68% recycling rate and 91.4% of corrugated cardboard was recycled. About 110 million glass bottles are thrown away every day in the U.S., of which only one-third get recycled as per the study done by the World Economic Forum.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in its latest report that the global volume of food wastage is estimated at 1.6 billion tonnes of "primary product equivalents." Total food wastage for the edible part of this amounts to 1.3 billion tonnes. Food wastage's carbon footprint is estimated at 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent to GHG released into the atmosphere per year. Home composting can potentially divert up to 150 kg of food waste per household per year from local collection authorities.Developing countries suffer more food losses during agricultural production, while in middle- and high-income regions, food waste at the retail and consumer level tends to be higher. The direct economic consequences of food wastage (excluding fish and seafood) run to the tune of USD 750 billion annually.


Growing concerns of recycling industrial waste fueling the market

Municipal solid waste management (MSW), which is waste generated from companies, buildings, institutions, small businesses, houses, and yards, often comprises less than 5% of the total amount of waste produced in a country in 2021. For the same time period, between 30% and 35% of the total amount of generated waste in most developed countries is attributed to building sector activities such as building construction, renovation, and demolition processes, according to the official EU statistical data.

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.


Waste Management 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 Recycling Equipment Manufacturing Inc, 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 following the Zero Waste - 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) philosophy. There are also many mergers and acquisitions taking place across the market. 

Waste Management Equipment Market Leaders

  1. Sierra International Machinery, LLC

  2. CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  3. Dover Corporation

  4. Daiseki

  5. Hitachi Zosen

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Waste Management Equipment Market News

June 2022: Bakersfield, California-based Sierra International Machinery, initiated its expansion project at its manufacturing facility in Jesup, Georgia. The expansion will add 24,000 square feet of space to its manufacturing facility there. The expansion will allow Sierra to increase its production capacity and meet the steady demand for the Sierra product line.

June 2022: Belgium-based metals and recycling company Umicore is hinting at further investments in recycling as part of its 'Umicore 2030 - RISE' strategic plan, which it is fully unveiling this week at its Capital Markets Day. The company anticipates electronics and EV recycling aspects of its business as a critical part of its 2030 plan, calling it a 'strategy driven by powerful mega-trends, in particular the rapid acceleration towards cleaner mobility, which is anticipated to result in a tripling of Umicore's addressable mobility market by 2030."

Waste Management 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 Management Equipment Market

    7. 4.7 Regional insights on Waste Management Equipment Market

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the market


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Waste Disposal Equipment

      2. 5.1.2 Waste Recycling & Sorting Equipment

    2. 5.2 By Waste Type

      1. 5.2.1 Hazardous

      2. 5.2.2 Non-Hazardous

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Industrial Waste

      2. 5.3.2 Municipal Waste

      3. 5.3.3 Others

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. UK

        5. Portugal

        6. Greece

        7. Italy

        8. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. India

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 LAMEA

        1. UAE

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Brazil

        4. South Africa

        5. Rest of LAMEA


    1. 6.1 Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Recycling Equipment Manufacturing, Inc

      2. 6.2.2 Sierra International Machinery, LLC

      3. 6.2.3 CP Manufacturing, Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Dover Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 Daiseki

      6. 6.2.6 Hitachi Zosen

      7. 6.2.7 Morita Holding Corporation

      8. 6.2.8 Tomra Systems ASA

      9. 6.2.9 Wastequip, LLC

      10. 6.2.10 Blue Group*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Waste Management Equipment Industry Segmentation

The waste management equipment involves collecting solid, liquid, and gas waste. This includes the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to the final stage of disposal. This comprises of collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of waste coupled with monitoring and regulation of the waste management process. A complete background analysis of the Global waste management 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 Management Equipment Market is segmented By Product Type, (Waste Disposal Equipment and Waste Recycling & Sorting Equipment), By Waste Type (Hazardous and Non-hazardous), By Application (Industrial Waste, Municipal Waste, and Others), 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 (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South Africa, rest of LAMEA)). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Product Type
Waste Disposal Equipment
Waste Recycling & Sorting Equipment
By Waste Type
By Application
Industrial Waste
Municipal Waste
By Geography
North America
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of LAMEA
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Waste Management Equipment Market Research FAQs

The Global Waste Management Equipment Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 5.20% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Sierra International Machinery, LLC, CP Manufacturing, Inc., Dover Corporation, Daiseki and Hitachi Zosen are the major companies operating in the Global Waste Management Equipment Market.

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

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Waste Management Equipment Market.

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

Waste Management Equipment Industry Report

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