NAICS Code 56211 Waste Collection


Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services


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

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Long-distance trucking of waste: 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, intodistinct categories: classified in Industry 56292, Materials Recovery Facilities
  • Collecting and/or hauling in combination with disposal of waste materials: classified in Industry 56221, Waste Treatment and Disposal.