Solid Waste Management Market Size To Attain USD 403.55 Bn By 2032

The solid waste management market size was valued at USD 281.10 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 403.55 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.10% from 2023 to 2032.

Key Takeaways

  • North America contributed more than 36% of revenue share in 2022.
  • Asia Pacific is estimated to witness the fastest CAGR between 2023 and 2032.
  • By waste, the industrial segment has held the largest market share of 68% in 2022.
  • By waste, the municipal segment is anticipated to grow at a remarkable CAGR of 6.2% between 2023 and 2032.
  • By treatment, the disposal segment generated over 63% of revenue share in 2022.
  • By treatment, the open dumping segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the projected period.
  • By material, the paper & paperboard segment held the largest market share of 38% in 2022.
  • By material, the plastic segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the projected period.

The Solid Waste Management Market plays a pivotal role in addressing the increasing challenges of waste disposal globally. With growing urbanization and industrialization, the need for effective waste management solutions has become critical. This market encompasses various services and technologies aimed at proper handling, disposal, and recycling of solid waste to minimize environmental impact.

Solid Waste Management Market Revenue 2023 To 2032

Growth Factors

The market’s growth is fueled by rising environmental awareness, stringent government regulations, and the escalating volume of waste generated worldwide. Increased adoption of advanced technologies for waste treatment and a shift towards sustainable practices contribute significantly to the positive trajectory of the Solid Waste Management Market.

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Region Snapshot

The market’s dynamics vary across regions, with developed economies emphasizing advanced waste treatment methods, while developing regions focus on establishing basic waste management infrastructure. Asia-Pacific, with its rapid urbanization, presents a significant market share, while Europe and North America lead in implementing sustainable and innovative waste management practices.


Key drivers include the need for efficient resource utilization, public health concerns, and the pursuit of circular economy models. Governments and businesses are increasingly investing in waste-to-energy technologies, recycling infrastructure, and innovative waste reduction strategies, further propelling the market forward.


Opportunities abound in the development of smart waste management systems, leveraging IoT and data analytics for real-time monitoring. Additionally, collaborations between public and private sectors for sustainable waste management projects offer avenues for growth. Emerging economies represent untapped potential markets for the expansion of waste management services.


Despite its growth, the Solid Waste Management Market faces challenges such as inadequate infrastructure in certain regions, lack of awareness, and financial constraints for implementing advanced waste treatment technologies. The complexity of waste streams and the constant evolution of waste composition also pose ongoing challenges for efficient management.

Solid Waste Management Market Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 281.10 Billion
Market Size by 2032 USD 403.55 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 4.10%
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Segments Covered By Waste, By Treatment, and By Material
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

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Recent Developments

  • In 2021, Biffa Group announced the acquisition of Company Shop Group (‘CSG’), the UK’s premier redistributor of surplus food and household products. This strategic move enhances Biffa’s position in sustainable waste management by incorporating CSG’s expertise in reducing and repurposing surplus goods.
  • In 2020, Valicor acquired Affiliated Wastewater Environmental Services, a strategic move aimed at expanding its U.S. network and solidifying its position as a leading provider of wastewater treatment services in the country. This acquisition enhances Valicor’s capabilities and presence in the growing environmental services sector.

Solid Waste Management Market Players

  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Republic Services, Inc.
  • Veolia Environnement S.A.
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • Suez SA
  • Biffa Group Limited
  • Covanta Holding Corporation
  • Renova AB
  • Waste Connections, Inc.
  • Stericycle, Inc.
  • Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
  • Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  • EnviroServ Waste Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Remondis SE & Co. KG
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Segments Covered in the Report

By Waste

  • Municipal
  • Industrial

By Treatment

  • Open Dumping
  • Disposal

By Material

  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Plastic
  • Metals
  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

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Fabio Thomas 

Fabio Thomas 

Fabio is a Senior Editor at Reports Gazette who focused on healthcare it news. Also, he is a writer and public health researcher.  He joins Reports Gazette from Modern Healthcare, where he worked as a web producer since 2020. Before joining the Modern Healthcare team, Fabio received a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is the author of a 2016-17 book, he is also the recipient of numerous awards.

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