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 Systems26,508
495300Refuse systems3,405
49530000Refuse systems3,405
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal632
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal556
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal17
49530102Chemical detoxification23
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal36
495302Refuse collection and disposal services7,966
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services2,897
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing2,369
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal269
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal2,369
49530204Street refuse systems62
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,496
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites195
49530301Dumps, operation of81
49530302Sanitary landfill operation1,202
49530303Sludge disposal sites18
495399Refuse systems, nec13,009
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal27
49539902Dead animal disposal23
49539903Incinerator operation37
49539904Medical waste disposal306
49539905Recycling, waste materials12,257
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea48
49539907Sewage treatment facility311