Global medical waste management market is valued at approximately USD19,690 million in 2017 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 5.4 % over the forecast period 2018-2025. Growing focus on eco-friendly waste management procedures is the major key trend that is responsible for the wide adoption of medical waste management globally. Global medical waste management market is significantly driven by the growth in healthcare industry. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) in December, healthcare has become one of the largest sectors in India both in terms of revenue and employment. The healthcare industry is expected to reach around $133.44 billion by 2022. Also, India is experiencing a growth of 22-25 % in medical tourism and would reach from $3 billion to $6 billion by 2018. In addition, there is significant scope for enhancing healthcare services due to the increasing healthcare spending as a percentage of GDP. As per the Wirein Organization, India Government healthcare expenditure increased to 1.4% in 2018 which was earlier 1.2% in 2014. Similarly, as per the James Lind Institute, the healthcare system in United States accounts for $3 trillion yearly expenditures, that is around 20% of United States’ GDP. According to the Offices of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, investment is anticipated to increase at a yearly rate of 5.9% through 2020, that is 1.2% greater than the US expected GDP development. Therefore, the growth in healthcare industry would generate high amount of medical waste. As a result, the demand for medical; waste management would increase, promoting the growth of the market. However, lack of awareness about health hazards is the major factor that impede the growth of the medical waste management market over the forecast period.

The leading market players mainly include-

  • Stericycle
  • SUEZ
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • Veolia
  • Biomedical Waste Solutions, LLC.
  • Remondis Se & Co. Kg
  • Sharps Compliance, Inc.
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Daniels Sharpsmart

On the basis of segmentation, the medical waste management market is segmented into type of waste, service type, treatment type, treatment site, category and source of generation. Based on type of waste, the global medical waste management market is classified into hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste of which non-hazardous segment dominates the market. The service type segment includes collection, transportation, & storage, treatment & disposal and recycling. On the basis of treatment type segment, the market is diversified into incineration, autoclaving, chemical treatment, irradiative and biological. The category segment includes controlled and uncontrolled. Based on source of generation segment, the global medical waste management market is bifurcated into Hospital, Physician offices, Clinical laboratories, Reverse distributors and Manufacturers.

The regional analysis of medical waste management market is considered for the key regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and ROW. North America have occupied major share in the global medical waste management market. The major reasons for the dominance of North America are presence of well-established healthcare facilities, rising prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases that need advanced medical and surgical aids. Whereas, Asia-Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing region in terms of market share. The growth of Asia-Pacific region is witnessed owing to establishment of stringent regulations for the disposal of medical residues and growing social awareness.

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players.

The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:

By type of waste

  • Hazardous waste
  • Non-hazardous waste

By Service Type

  • Collection, transportation, & storage
  • Treatment & disposal
  • Recycling

By Treatment type:

  • Incineration
  • Autoclaving
  • Chemical treatment
  • Irradiative
  • Biological

By Treatment Site:

  • On-site
  • Off-site

By Category:

  • Controlled
  • Uncontrolled

By Source of generation:

  • Hospital
  • Physician offices
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Reverse distributors
  • Manufacturers

By Regions:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • UK
  • Germany
  • ROE

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan


  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • ROW

Middle East & Africa

Furthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:

  • Historical year – 2015, 2016
  • Base year – 2017
  • Forecast period – 2018 to 2025

Target Audience of the Global Medical Waste Management Market in Market Study:

  • Key Consulting Companies & Advisors
  • Large, medium-sized, and small enterprises
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)
  • Third-party knowledge providers
  • Investment bankers
  • Investors