Waste Management Equipment Market

An Expert's View about Waste in Mexico

Last updated: 25 Sep 2011

The following report describes the market in Mexico for equipment used for the collection, transport, recycling, and final disposition of solid municipal waste.

The total 2010 Mexican market for solid municipal waste equipment was US$ 966.0 million. It is expected that the total market value will increase to approximately US$1.014.0 billion by the end of 2011 and grow 5 percent from 2011 to 2012.

Market Demand
In 1992, the Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) created an enforcement agency, the Attorney General for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA). SEMARNAT and PROFEPA have been working together with Mexico´s 32 states towards improving the infrastructure needed to dispose of the large quantities of solid municipal waste that is generated annually in major urban and rural areas of the country.

Mexico has an environmental protection regulatory system that has directed the 32 states to be responsible for implementing local laws and programs to handle solid municipal waste. Today, the states have adopted their own environmental laws and are responsible for the policies and implementation of programs to properly handle the solid municipal waste generated in their state. According to SEMARNAT at the end of 2010, the 32 states were generating over 141,280 tons of solid waste daily. Of these, 52% is considered organic waste, 30 % inorganic waste with commercial value (recyclable), and 18% waste with no commercial value.

As of July 2011, Mexico has a total of 2,400 municipalities and a population of over 113 million. Of the total waste generated daily, 87 percent is collected and 13 percent is dumped illegally. Of the 87 percent collected, 64 percent goes to sanitary landfills and controlled areas and 33 percent is sent to open air landfills with no control. SEMARNAT indicates that Mexico needs at least 50 new sanitary landfills to meet the existing demand of the 141,280 tons of solid waste generated daily. SEMARNAT also reports that at the end of 2010, Mexico had a total of 14 sanitary landfills; 30 controlled landfills; and 17 open air landfills.

According to SEMARNAT and SEDESOL officials, the number of transportation trucks used in According to SEMARNAT and SEDESOL officials, over 11,000 transportation trucks are used in Mexico for the collection of solid municipal organic and inorganic waste is over 11,000. Of these trucks, 21 percent were manufactured from year 2001 – 2010, 49 percent from 1990 – 2000, and 30 percent between 1975 and 1989.

As of 2010, there are 40 separation facilities, 80 transfer stations, and 100 composting plants for organic waste.

Best Prospects
Best prospects for this sub-sector include the following:

Automated carts, lifters, dumpers, containers, bin systems, recycling equipment for corrugated boxes, plastic bottles, tin cans, cranes, landfill cover materials/equipment, landfill dozers, scrapers, landfill treatment systems/equipment, odor control systems, shredders/pulverizers, conveyors/live floors, safety equipment, transfer trailers/liners, truck bodies, rear loaders, recyclers, truck parts, vehicle washing mad maintenance equipment, solid waste balers, classification systems, scales, transfer trailers, transportation trucks, landfill covers, landfill compactors, liners/geotextiles, methane recovery systems, methane analyzing instruments, cranes, crushers, sorting systems, tub grinders, wood chippers, garbage incinerators, etc.

Key Suppliers
Key suppliers for this sub-sector include the following:

Freightliner, Navistar International, Volvo Trucks North America, Sterling Truck Corporation, Coleman Tool and Manufacturing, Leach Company, Dempster Equipment, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Wastequip, Wayne Engineering Corporation Caterpillar, Continental Biomass Industries, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Duratech Industries, Geotech Environmental, Equipment, Harris Waste, Industrial Lifters, Hustler Conveyors, Komatsu America, Pioneer Cover, RJM Equipment, Marathon Equipment, PTR Baler and Compactor, Waste Pro, etrc.

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Posted: 24 September 2011, last updated 25 September 2011

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