Cleaning up: Stronger government regulations have boosted demand for industry services

The Liquid Waste Collection Services industry has expanded strongly over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $731.6 million. This includes an anticipated increase of 1.2% in the current year. Greater recycling rates and higher waste output have contributed to rising demand for collection services over the past five years. Government regulations for collecting and transporting liquid waste have strengthened over the period. Stronger legislation has spurred liquid waste producers to use industry firms to comply with environmental guidelines, contributing to revenue growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$732m
Annual Growth 13-18
3.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
3,855
Businesses
332

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Downstream companies have focused on environmental sustainability, boosting industry demand
  • Growing volumes of hazardous waste from hospitals and agriculture firms have boosted profitability
  • Demand for industry services is forecast to remain steady due to high liquid waste volumes
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry is moderately capital-intensive. In 2017-18, for every dollar invested in capital an estimated $4.73 is spent on wages by the industry. The capital expenditure required for specialised trucks and pumping equipment keeps capital investment costs high, while still requiring significant labour hours to operate. Firms in the industry use specialised vehicles and equipment to vacuum-load liquid waste into tankers for transportation. These trucks are costly to purchase and convert, while pumps and other equipment can also be a significant investment for industry operators. Capital intensity in the industry is increasing as regulations require the safe collection, transport, treatment, disposal and recycling of liquid waste. Spe...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to required utility infrastructure
  • Downstream ownership links
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing and Demand from food and beverage services in the Liquid Waste Collection Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry?

    Industry firms collect and haul domestic, commercial and industrial liquid waste and other waste types over short distances. The industry excludes activity related to the sewerage system, and also excludes repairs and maintenance to septic tanks.

    Industry Products
  • Soil and sludge collection
  • Oils collection
  • Cooking oil and grease trap collection
  • Other liquid waste collection
  • Industry Activities
  • Hazardous waste (except solid) collection service
  • Industrial waste (except solid) collection service
  • Liquid waste collection service
  • Oil collection service
  • Septic tank waste collection service (except repairs and maintenance)
  • Other liquid waste collection services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing
  • Demand from food and beverage services
  • Population
  • Demand from mining

  • Current Performance
  • Strong revenue growth
  • Profit and regulation
  • Recycling rates
  • Liquid waste treatment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong revenue growth
  • Government requirements
  • Continued industry development
  • Table: Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance
  • Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Pump and Compressor Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Soil and sludge collection
  • Other liquid waste collection
  • Oils collection
  • Cooking oil and grease trap collection
  • Chart: Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other industries
  • Manufacturing division
  • Hospitality industries
  • Mining and energy industries
  • Households
  • Automotive industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Levies and EPA fees
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Liquid Waste Collection Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cleanaway Waste Management Limited, J. J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd, Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd, Suez Recycling & Recovery Holdings Pty Limited,
  • Table: Cleanaway Waste Management Limited - financial performance
  • Table: J. J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Suez Recycling & Recovery Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Liquid Waste Collection Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dissolved Air Flotation
  • Dissolved air flotation is a process that clarifies liquid waste with the removal of solids and oils by dissolving air under pressure.
  • Grease Trap
  • Grease traps collect fat, oil and grease products before they harden. The main grease trap users are food preparation businesses, such as restaurants, cafes, bakeries and butchers
  • Sludge
  • Sludge is a waste in a physical state between solid and liquid.
  • Tallow
  • Tallow is produced by waste processing companies by separating collected oils from grease traps and other sources. This can be used to produce soap and animal feed.
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