Revenues of leading UK waste management service companies 2019/2020

The French transnational Veolia Environment Services reported the largest revenue of the leading waste management services working in the United Kingdom in 2020, at 1.9 billion British pounds. The UK based Biffa Group reported the second largest revenue that year, at 1.16 billion British pounds. A number of Europe's leading waste management companies have operations in the United Kingdom.

Waste collection in the UK

Waste management companies provide a number of services, including waste collection. In the 2019/2020 financial year, some 23 million metric tons of household waste in England was collected by local authorities. In 2020, the volume of waste collected by Biffa in the UK totaled 4.05 million metric tons.

Waste disposal

  Once waste is collected, it is then disposed of. Typical disposal methods include incineration, landfilling, and recycling - which varies greatly across the UK. The municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling rate in England was 44 percent in 2019/2020, but by comparison the recycling rate in Wales was 65 percent.

Leading waste management service companies by revenue in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019/2020*

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Release date

March 2021

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2020

Supplementary notes

*Figures are taken from multiple company reports for years ended 2019 and 2020.

Renewi figure converted from euros at a rate of 1 EUR = 0.891678 (31 March 2020)
Veolia figure converted from euros at a rate of 1 EUR = 0.902105 (31 December 2020)


Veolia: This figure is taken from the company’s annual report for the year ended 31 December 2020 (page 35).
Biffa PLC: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 31 March 2020 (page 1)
Viridor: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 31 March 2020 (page 27)
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2018 (page 1)
FCC Environment: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2019 (page 1)
Amey Environmental: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2019 (page 1)
Mick George: This figure is taken from the company’s annual report for the year ended 30 September 2019 (page 11)
Renewi: This figure is taken from the company’s annual report for the year ended 31 March 2020 (page 154)
DS Smith Recycling UK: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 30 April 2020 (page 11)
Reconomy UK: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2019 (page 10)
Augean: This figure is taken from the company's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2019 (page 8)

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