562920 Materials Recovery Facilities

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) operating facilities for separating and sorting recyclable materials from nonhazardous waste streams (i.e., garbage) and/or (2) operating facilities where commingled recyclable materials, such as paper, plastics, used beverage cans, and metals, are sorted into distinct categories.

Cross-References.
  • Establishments primarily engaged in merchant wholesaling automotive, industrial, and other recyclable materials are classified in Industry 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers.
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562920 562920 562920  Materials recovery facilities (MRF)
562920 562920 562920  MRF (materials recovery facilities)
562920 562920 562920  Recyclable materials recovery facilities
562920 562920 562920  Removal of recyclable materials from a waste stream
562920 562920 562920  Waste recovery facilities