SIC Industry Description

Industry: 4953—Refuse Systems
Establishments primarily engaged in the collection and disposal of refuse by processing or destruction or in the operation of incinerators, waste treatment plants, landfills, or other sites for disposal of such materials. Establishments primarily engaged in collecting and transporting refuse without such disposal are classified in Transportation, Industry 4212.

Acid waste, collection and disposal ofRadioactive waste materials, disposal of
Ashes, collection and disposal ofRefuse systems
Dumps, operation ofRubbish collection and disposal
Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processingSludge disposal sites
Hazardous waste material disposal sitesStreet refuse systems
Incinerator operationWaste materials disposal at sea
Landfill, sanitary: operation of
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
4953Refuse Systems24,316
495300Refuse systems3,661
49530000Refuse systems3,661
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal571
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal505
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal15
49530102Chemical detoxification20
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal31
495302Refuse collection and disposal services7,003
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services2,575
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing2,028
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal243
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal2,105
49530204Street refuse systems52
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,266
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites181
49530301Dumps, operation of75
49530302Sanitary landfill operation993
49530303Sludge disposal sites17
495399Refuse systems, nec11,815
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal25
49539902Dead animal disposal22
49539903Incinerator operation37
49539904Medical waste disposal281
49539905Recycling, waste materials11,147
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea41
49539907Sewage treatment facility262