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 TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
4953Refuse Systems29,028
495300Refuse systems2,187
49530000Refuse systems2,187
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal535
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal471
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal15
49530102Chemical detoxification19
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal30
495302Refuse collection and disposal services8,873
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services3,271
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing2,951
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal226
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal2,379
49530204Street refuse systems46
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,223
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites167
49530301Dumps, operation of88
49530302Sanitary landfill operation951
49530303Sludge disposal sites17
495399Refuse systems, nec16,210
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal24
49539902Dead animal disposal20
49539903Incinerator operation34
49539904Medical waste disposal204
49539905Recycling, waste materials15,606
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea43
49539907Sewage treatment facility279