Waste Management in the UK: investment opportunities

The UK’s waste management industry has an annual turnover of £9 billion. There are opportunities for overseas companies to invest in the industry.



This guide provides a background to the UK’s waste management industry and includes information on:

  • low carbon economy
  • EU landfill directive
  • infrastructure opportunities
  • packaging opportunities
  • waste type opportunities
  • government role in waste management
  • locations
  • contacting Department for International Trade (DIT) for help
Published 19 February 2014