Eindhoven, November 2nd, 2021 – DLL, the global asset finance specialist, has published a free report exploring how waste management companies can navigate key industry trends and benefit from new technologies with innovative financing opportunities.
“At DLL, we are actively supporting new, sustainable business practices in the waste management industry and financing technologies that marry profitability with environmental and social benefits, so we are able to closely watch trends as they develop,” says Marco Wagner, VP Fleet Solutions Europe, at DLL.
The new report examines the key trends DLL experts encounter in waste management and recycling, and reveals how organizations can find ways to finance new technologies that drive efficiency and reduce their total cost of operation (TCO).
“For example, we see that innovations like electric equipment are out of reach for many companies and municipalities because of the high upfront investment and long payback period involved,” Wagner continues. “However, the report explains how structuring the investment through the right lease can change this.”
Titled ‘5 Waste Management Trends and How to Take Advantage of Them’, the report explores the impact on the waste and recycling sector of electric vehicles, which are expected to cost 1.2 to 2 times more than a comparable diesel vehicle and will also require additional investments in recharging infrastructures. Though part of this investment will be offset by lower fuel and maintenance costs and a longer vehicle lifetime, the report suggests alternatives to purchasing this equipment which can reduce the payback period to 0, instead of potentially 10-15 years.
DLL’s report also explores how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and automation can both create a variety of new opportunities for the waste industry, from smart waste bins which indicate when they are full, to robotic waste sorters, and automatic waste transformers that turn organic waste into biofuel, water, and fertilizer.
“These new solutions are relatively new and are often very customer specific, so many leasing companies are reluctant to get involved,” explains Wagner. “However, DLL can support these developments by providing different tailored investment options that address the specific project requirements.”
Another key trend addressed in the report is the increasing move by municipalities towards outsourcing waste collection and recycling to private companies. This puts a large financial burden on waste management businesses who must invest in costly equipment that has a payback period of up to a decade, even while contract periods are shrinking to as little as five years.
“There is not one solution that fits all, so the key factor is having a reliable financing partner who understands the industry and can share the business risk,” says Wagner. “At DLL, we do this by assessing each organization’s requirements and proposing solutions for each specific tender, often with shorter lease terms for maximum flexibility.”
“We also help customers to find the best disposal options for equipment at the end of a lease to help protect their competitive position, but also to reduce unnecessary waste,” Wagner continues.
As public opinion increasingly prioritizes waste prevention, this is an area of elevated importance to many within the waste management and recycling sectors. The report looks in more detail at how DLL is supporting organizations in their environmental objectives with custom solutions.
“As an example, a customer was replacing a fleet of 12 trucks after a four-year lease but wanted to re-use and retrofit the original upper structure of the old trucks on to the new vehicles to prevent waste,” says Wagner. “So, DLL provided a solution that enabled both the new vehicles and the retrofitted build-up to be financed together in the same new lease.”
DLL also has Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) programs that help customers to use their equipment longer than maybe originally intended, by selling and leasing back refurbished equipment.
“We can uniquely leverage our experience in financing waste management innovations and supporting large fleet users across diverse industries to help drive down TCO while at the same time offering creative ways to keep waste management moving towards a brighter, greener future,” Wagner concludes.
To download the report ‘5 Waste Management Trends and How to Take Advantage of Them’ visit: https://info.go.dllgroup.com/cti-int-en-waste-management
For more information visit: www.dllgroup.com