NAICS 5 Digit Industry 56221

Industry 56221

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 56221 – Waste Treatment and Disposal

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 56221: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in:

  1. Operating waste treatment or disposal facilities (except sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities) or
  2. The combined activity of collecting and/or hauling of waste materials within a local area and operating waste treatment or disposal facilities. Waste combustors or incinerators (including those that may produce byproducts, such as electricity), solid waste landfills, and compost dumps are included in this industry.

Cross-References for NAICS Code 56221

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 56221. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Collecting, treating, and disposing waste through sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities–are classified in Industry 22132, Sewage Treatment Facilities; and
  • Manufacturing compost–are classified in Industry 32531, Fertilizer Manufacturing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 56221

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 56221. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Acid waste disposal facilities
  • Acid waste treatment facilities
  • Combustors, hazardous waste
  • Combustors, nonhazardous solid waste
  • Compost dumps
  • Dumps, compost
  • Dumps, nonhazardous solid waste (e.g., trash)
  • Garbage disposal combustors or incinerators
  • Garbage disposal landfills
  • Garbage dumps
  • Hazardous waste disposal facilities
  • Hazardous waste disposal facilities combined with collection and/or local hauling of hazardous waste
  • Hazardous waste material disposal facilities
  • Hazardous waste material treatment facilities
  • Hazardous waste treatment facilities
  • Hazardous waste treatment facilities combined with collection and/or local hauling of hazardous waste
  • Incinerators, hazardous waste, operating
  • Incinerators, nonhazardous solid waste
  • Landfills
  • Nonhazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities (except combustors, incinerators, landfills, sewer systems, sewage treatment facilities)
  • Power generation, nonhazardous solid waste combustor or incinerator electric
  • Radioactive waste collecting and/or local hauling in combination with disposal and/or treatment facilities
  • Radioactive waste disposal facilities
  • Radioactive waste treatment facilities
  • Refuse collecting and operating solid waste landfills
  • Refuse disposal combustors or incinerators
  • Refuse disposal landfills
  • Rubbish disposal combustors or incinerators
  • Rubbish disposal landfills
  • Sanitary landfills
  • Sludge disposal sites
  • Solid waste combustors or incinerators, nonhazardous
  • Solid waste landfills combined with collection and/or local hauling of nonhazardous waste materials
  • Solid waste landfills, nonhazardous
  • Trash disposal combustors or incinerators
  • Trash disposal landfills
  • Waste (except sewage) treatment facilities, nonhazardous
  • Waste disposal combustors or incinerators, nonhazardous solid
  • Waste disposal facilities, hazardous
  • Waste disposal landfills, nonhazardous solid
  • Waste treatment facilities, hazardous
  • Waste treatment plants, hazardous

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 5622: Waste Treatment and Disposal
        • Industry 56221: Waste Treatment and Disposal (Current Page)
          • 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

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