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 Systems28,445
495300Refuse systems2,299
49530000Refuse systems2,299
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal525
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal461
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal16
49530102Chemical detoxification19
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal29
495302Refuse collection and disposal services8,737
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services3,135
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing2,911
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal240
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal2,402
49530204Street refuse systems49
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,243
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites175
49530301Dumps, operation of93
49530302Sanitary landfill operation958
49530303Sludge disposal sites17
495399Refuse systems, nec15,641
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal20
49539902Dead animal disposal21
49539903Incinerator operation35
49539904Medical waste disposal202
49539905Recycling, waste materials15,031
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea45
49539907Sewage treatment facility287