Scrapped: Profit margins have fallen due to a decline in the world price of steel

The Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services industry has been operating in an increasingly favourable environment over the past five years. Waste recovery targets have encouraged the increased diversion of waste away from landfill towards industry-operated materials recovery facilities. Meanwhile, landfill levies have reduced the processing costs gap between landfill disposal and recovery, and reduced external competition for industry operators. However, a decline in manufacturing activity and weakening prices for scrap steel overseas have constrained industry revenue. Overall, revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to $5.0 billion. Growth in the price of base metals is expected to lead to an increase in revenue of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Waste recovery targets set by state and territory governments have supported industry growth
  • Strong demand conditions over the past decade have encouraged new operators to enter the industry
  • Environmental concerns are expected to encourage the diversion of waste to the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Many states are attempting to reduce landfill use as a disposal method, which is benefiting remediation and sorting companies in the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services industry. Material collection for recycling is more expensive than it is for landfill disposal. Waste recycling occurs at material recycling facilities that have received separated and sorted waste. There are material recycling facilities for municipal, commercial and industrial waste.Materials recovery and sortingOver half the volume of Australian waste generated is recovered or remediated for recycling. Before transport to landfill or recycling facilities, solid waste is normally taken to transfer stations to be sorted, bundled and compacted for transport. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manufacturing and Base metals price index in the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry?

    Industry firms primarily remediate and clean-up contaminated buildings and mine sites. These firms are also involved in mine reclamation activities; waste material recycling, recovery and sorting services; the removal of hazardous material, such as asbestos and lead paint; and other toxic material abatement. Industry firms also generate revenue from onselling recovered scrap materials.

    Industry Products
  • Hazardous material removal
  • Materials recovery and sorting
  • Remediation services
  • Industry Activities
  • Asbestos removal
  • Hazardous material removal
  • Metal and non-metal scrap onselling
  • Operating materials recovery stations
  • Materials separating and sorting
  • Mine reclamation
  • Environmental remediation services
  • Toxic material abatement
  • Waste remediation
  • 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 manufacturing
  • Base metals price index
  • Demand from construction
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Regulation
  • Industry participation and profit margins
  • Recovery and recycling growth
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • China waste ban implications
  • Future waste trends
  • Recycling trends
  • Table: Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Conveyor and Crane Manufacturing
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Materials recovery and sorting
  • Remediation services
  • Hazardous material removal
  • Chart: Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction and demolition companies
  • Households
  • Commercial and industrial companies
  • Mining and agricultural firms
  • Governments and institutions
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Licensing
  • Transport
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sims Metal Management Limited, Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited, Suez Recycling & Recovery Holdings Pty Limited,
  • Table: Sims Metal Management Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Suez Recycling & Recovery Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery 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 Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services Industry
  • 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
    Abatement Services
  • Waste abatement refers to reducing the volume or impact of toxic substances in the environment, such as lead paint, asbestos and other toxic materials.
  • Hazardous Materials
  • This refers to any waste product which may pose a threat to the environment or public health due to ignitability, reactivity, corrosivity or toxicity characteristics.
  • Materials Recovery
  • Materials recovery involves the separation and sorting of recyclable waste products for further processing or uses.
  • Waste Remediation
  • On-site waste remediation involves removing hazardous components or contaminants from waste products, allowing the safe disposal or recycling of the treated waste.
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