NAICS 5 Digit Industry 56211

Industry 56211

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 56211 – Waste Collection

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 56211: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in:

  1. Collecting and/or hauling hazardous waste, nonhazardous waste, and/or recyclable materials within a local area and/or
  2. Operating hazardous or nonhazardous waste transfer stations. Hazardous waste collection establishments may be responsible for the identification, treatment, packaging, and labeling of waste for the purposes of transport.

Cross-References for NAICS Code 56211

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 56211. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Long-distance trucking of waste–are classified in Industry 48423, Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance;
  • Operating facilities for separating and sorting recyclable materials from nonhazardous waste streams (i.e., garbage) and/or for sorting commingled recyclable materials, such as paper, plastics, and metal cans, into distinct categories–are classified in Industry 56292, Materials Recovery Facilities; and
  • Collecting and/or hauling in combination with disposal of waste materials–are classified in Industry 56221, Waste Treatment and Disposal.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 56211

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 56211. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Ash collection services
  • Ash hauling, local
  • Brush collection services
  • Brush hauling, local
  • Brush removal services
  • Dump trucking of rubble or brush with collection or disposal
  • Garbage collection services
  • Garbage hauling, local
  • Garbage pick-up services
  • Hazardous waste collection services
  • Radioactive waste collecting and/or local hauling
  • Recyclable material collection services
  • Recyclable material hauling, local
  • Refuse collection services
  • Refuse hauling, local
  • Rubbish (i.e., nonhazardous solid waste) hauling, local
  • Rubbish collection services
  • Rubble hauling, local
  • Rubble removal services
  • Trash collection services
  • Trash hauling, local
  • Waste (except solid and hazardous) collection services
  • Waste (except solid and hazardous) hauling, local
  • Waste collection services, hazardous
  • Waste collection services, nonhazardous solid
  • Waste hauling, local, hazardous
  • Waste hauling, local, nonhazardous solid
  • Waste transfer stations, hazardous
  • Waste transfer stations, nonhazardous solid

Industry Breakdown for 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 (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through 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 (Current Page)
          • 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

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