Qatar Solid Waste Management Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Qatar solid waste management market is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. Qatar produces more than 2.5 million metric ton of municipal solid waste each year. The increasing waste generation is a factor that has led to the growing demand for waste management in the country.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.81 %

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Market Overview

The Qatar solid waste management market is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period.

Qatar is counted among the world’s fastest-growing economies. Municipal solid waste management is one of the most severe challenges faced by Qatar, primarily due to the high population growth rate, urbanization, industrial growth, and economic expansion. The country has one of the highest per capita waste generation rates worldwide, which is as high as 1.8 kg per day.

Qatar produces more than 2.5 million metric ton of municipal solid waste each year. The solid waste stream is mainly comprised of organic materials (~60%), while the rest of the waste steam is made up of recyclables, like glass, paper, metals, and plastics.

  • Qatar is focusing on waste management to protect the environment. The government of Qatar is trying to decrease the amount of waste that is produced by industries, commercial sites, and households, as well as recycle and reuse waste. The government pays special attention to waste management and treatment, due to its keenness to reduce its effects on health and maintain a civic condition.

Scope of the Report

Solid waste management is defined as the discipline associated with the control of generation, collection, storage, transfer and transport, processing and disposal of solid waste according to the best principles of public health, economics, engineering, conservation, aesthetics, and other environmental considerations.

The most commonly recognized methods for the final disposal of solid wastes are:

  • Dumping on land
  • Dumping in water
  • Plowing into the soil
  • Incineration
By Waste Type
Solid waste
Other Waste types
By Disposal Methods
Chemical Treatment
Other Disposal Methods

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Key Market Trends

Major Waste Generating Muncipalities in Qatar

In Qatar, more than 99% of the population lives in urban areas. Municipalities that have a higher population and industrial concentration, such as Doha, have a higher waste generation in the country.
More than 90% of the solid waste is generated in the urban cities, which have industrial concentration and high population density.
Doha, Al Rayyan, and Umm Salal are expected to account for the largest share of waste generation among all the other municipalities.
Doha alone is expected to contribute ~60% of the overall solid waste generated in the country, primarily due to the high industrialization activities, such as construction associated with the Qatar national vision 2030 and the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Apart from the general domestic waste generated in the country, the construction industry is one of the significant waste generating industries in Qatar.
The Qatar government and domestic municipalities are taking various steps to reduce waste generation and landfill, as the geography of the country is very small for the current waste generation rate in Qatar.
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Landfill is a Main Method of Solid Waste Management in Qatar

The predominant method of solid waste disposal is landfilling. The collected is discharged at various transfer stations from where it is sent to the landfill. There are three landfills in Qatar; Umm Al-Afai for bulky and domestic waste, Rawda Rashed for construction and demolition waste, and Al-Krana for sewage wastes.
Rawdat Rashed is one of the three major landfill sites in Qatar, used primarily for construction and demolition waste. Rawdat Rashed landfill has about 40 million metric ton of mixed construction waste with an area of about 7 million square meters, which contributes to many of the state’s construction needs.
However, the method of waste disposal by landfill is not a practical solution for a country like Qatar, where land availability is limited.
Currently, 91% of non-household waste is transported to health landfills directly, and the bulk of it is recycled and ultimately is collected through companies that screen waste in health landfills.
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Competitive Landscape

The market is competitive and largely managed by government authorities. Local municipalities are directly responsible for collecting solid waste in Qatar, by taking logistical steps in partnership with specific entities in the private sector.
International companies are racing to gain a share of the market studied, owing to the increasing focus of the government to reduce more than 90% of the waste from landfills by 2022.
More than half of the companies that were granted a license to carry out waste management operations in the country are foreign companies and partner with Qatari companies in managing factories to dump, sort, recycle, and burn waste, and make it reusable.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Current Qatar's Economic and Waste Management Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Insights on the major waste producing Municipalities in Qatar

    3. 4.3 Technological Innovations Disrupting the Waste Management Market in the Country

    4. 4.4 Industry Policies and Government Initiatives in Comprehensive Utilization of Waste in Qatar

    5. 4.5 Cost Analysis of Waste Treatment Cycle in Qatar

    6. 4.6 Insights on Mode of Collection, Storage, Transfer, and Disposal of Waste in Qatar

    7. 4.7 Insights on Waste Transfer Stations, Landfills, and Recycling Centers (Size and Capacity, etc.) in Qatar

    8. 4.8 Details of Fleets Used by Key Companies (No. of Fleets, Fleet Size, Capacity, etc.)

    9. 4.9 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    10. 4.10 Value Chain/ Supply Chain Analysis


    1. 5.1 Introduction to Market Dynamics

    2. 5.2 Market Drivers

    3. 5.3 Market Restraints

    4. 5.4 Market Opportunities


    1. 6.1 By Waste Type

      1. 6.1.1 Solid waste

      2. 6.1.2 Other Waste types

    2. 6.2 By Disposal Methods

      1. 6.2.1 Landfill

      2. 6.2.2 Incineration

      3. 6.2.3 Chemical Treatment

      4. 6.2.4 Other Disposal Methods



    1. 8.1 Seashore Group of Companies

    2. 8.2 Dulsco Qatar

    3. 8.3 Power Waste Management & Transport Co. WLL

    4. 8.4 Green Waste Management

    5. 8.5 Al Haya Enviro

    6. 8.6 Al Hodaifi Group (Recycling)

    7. 8.7 Averda Environmental Services (Qatar) WLL

    8. 8.8 Bin-Ovation

    9. 8.9 Boom Waste Treatment Company

    10. 8.10 Elite Paper Recycling



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Qatar Solid Waste Management Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Qatar Solid Waste Management Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.81% over the next 5 years.

Seashore Group of Companies, Dulsco Qatar, Power Waste Management & Transport Co. WLL, Green Waste Management, Al Haya Enviro are the major companies operating in Qatar Solid Waste Management Market.

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