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 Number of US Businesses
4953Refuse Systems21,950
495300Refuse systems4,300
49530000Refuse systems4,300
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal611
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal538
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal16
49530102Chemical detoxification19
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal38
495302Refuse collection and disposal services5,295
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services2,240
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing1,217
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal249
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal1,527
49530204Street refuse systems62
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,305
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites220
49530301Dumps, operation of69
49530302Sanitary landfill operation997
49530303Sludge disposal sites19
495399Refuse systems, nec10,439
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal26
49539902Dead animal disposal27
49539903Incinerator operation31
49539904Medical waste disposal265
49539905Recycling, waste materials9,765
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea39
49539907Sewage treatment facility286