NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 562

Subsector 562

NAICS Subsector Code 562 – Waste Management and Remediation Services

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 562: Industries in the Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector group establishments engaged in the collection, treatment, and disposal of waste materials. This includes establishments engaged in local hauling of waste materials; operating materials recovery facilities (i.e., those that sort recyclable materials from the trash stream); providing remediation services (i.e., those that provide for the cleanup of contaminated buildings, mine sites, soil, or ground water); and providing septic pumping and other miscellaneous waste management services. There are three industry groups within the subsector that separate these activities into waste collection, waste treatment and disposal, and remediation and other waste management.

Excluded from this subsector are establishments primarily engaged in collecting, treating, and disposing waste through sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities that are classified in Industry 22132, Sewage Treatment Facilities and establishments primarily engaged in long-distance hauling of waste materials that are classified in Industry 48423, Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance. Also, there are some activities that appear to be related to waste management, but that are not included in this subsector. For example, establishments primarily engaged in providing waste management consulting services are classified in Industry 54162, Environmental Consulting Services.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 562 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 56: Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
    • Subsector 562: Waste Management and Remediation Services
      • Industry Group 5621: Waste Collection
        • Industry 56211: Waste Collection
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562111: Solid Waste Collection
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562112: Hazardous Waste Collection
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562119: Other Waste Collection
      • Industry Group 5622: Waste Treatment and Disposal
        • Industry 56221: Waste Treatment and Disposal
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562211: Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562212: Solid Waste Landfill
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562213: Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562219: Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
      • Industry Group 5629: Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
        • Industry 56291: Remediation Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562910: Remediation Services
        • Industry 56292: Materials Recovery Facilities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562920: Materials Recovery Facilities
        • Industry 56299: All Other Waste Management Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562991: Septic Tank and Related Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 562998: All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services

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