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 Systems22,722
495300Refuse systems3,345
49530000Refuse systems3,345
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal648
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal572
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal15
49530102Chemical detoxification21
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal40
495302Refuse collection and disposal services6,390
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services2,373
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing1,900
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal251
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal1,804
49530204Street refuse systems62
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,343
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites198
49530301Dumps, operation of74
49530302Sanitary landfill operation1,052
49530303Sludge disposal sites19
495399Refuse systems, nec10,996
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal29
49539902Dead animal disposal26
49539903Incinerator operation34
49539904Medical waste disposal297
49539905Recycling, waste materials10,288
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea41
49539907Sewage treatment facility281