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 Systems27,742
495300Refuse systems2,446
49530000Refuse systems2,446
495301Hazardous waste collection and disposal529
49530100Hazardous waste collection and disposal462
49530101Acid waste, collection and disposal15
49530102Chemical detoxification22
49530103Radioactive waste materials, disposal30
495302Refuse collection and disposal services8,534
49530200Refuse collection and disposal services3,066
49530201Garbage: collecting, destroying, and processing2,801
49530202Liquid waste, collection and disposal251
49530203Rubbish collection and disposal2,366
49530204Street refuse systems50
495303Nonhazardous waste disposal sites1,278
49530300Nonhazardous waste disposal sites173
49530301Dumps, operation of85
49530302Sanitary landfill operation1,004
49530303Sludge disposal sites16
495399Refuse systems, nec14,955
49539901Ashes, collection and disposal20
49539902Dead animal disposal23
49539903Incinerator operation34
49539904Medical waste disposal196
49539905Recycling, waste materials14,349
49539906Waste materials, disposal at sea40
49539907Sewage treatment facility293