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 Systems27,378
495300Refuse systems3,099
49530000Refuse systems3,099
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal594
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal522
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal15
49530102Chemical detoxification24
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal33
495302Refuse collection and disposal services8,204
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services2,986
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing2,464
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal265
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal2,432
49530204Street refuse systems57
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,406
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites178
49530301Dumps, operation of76
49530302Sanitary landfill operation1,136
49530303Sludge disposal sites16
495399Refuse systems, nec14,075
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal22
49539902Dead animal disposal23
49539903Incinerator operation37
49539904Medical waste disposal302
49539905Recycling, waste materials13,352
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea42
49539907Sewage treatment facility297