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 Systems23,467
495300Refuse systems3,511
49530000Refuse systems3,511
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal628
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal555
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal15
49530102Chemical detoxification22
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal36
495302Refuse collection and disposal services6,653
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services2,513
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing1,917
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal247
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal1,913
49530204Street refuse systems63
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,347
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites203
49530301Dumps, operation of76
49530302Sanitary landfill operation1,050
49530303Sludge disposal sites18
495399Refuse systems, nec11,328
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal28
49539902Dead animal disposal25
49539903Incinerator operation34
49539904Medical waste disposal301
49539905Recycling, waste materials10,617
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea44
49539907Sewage treatment facility279