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 Systems27,852
495300Refuse systems2,362
49530000Refuse systems2,362
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal530
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal464
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal15
49530102Chemical detoxification21
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal30
495302Refuse collection and disposal services8,573
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services3,077
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing2,856
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal243
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal2,347
49530204Street refuse systems50
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,246
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites177
49530301Dumps, operation of85
49530302Sanitary landfill operation967
49530303Sludge disposal sites17
495399Refuse systems, nec15,141
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal20
49539902Dead animal disposal22
49539903Incinerator operation35
49539904Medical waste disposal205
49539905Recycling, waste materials14,532
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea43
49539907Sewage treatment facility284