NAICS Code 562920 Materials Recovery Facilities


Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) operating facilities for separating and sorting recyclable materials from nonhazardous waste streams (i.e., garbage) and/or (2) operating facilities where commingled recyclable materials, such as paper, plastics, used beverage cans, and metals, are sorted into distinct categories.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in merchant wholesaling automotive, industrial, and other recyclable materials are classified in Industry 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers.

Industries Included

  • Materials recovery facilities (MRF)
  • Materials recovery facility (MRF)
  • MRF (materials recovery facilities)
  • Recyclable materials recovery facilities
  • Removal of recyclable materials from a waste stream
  • Waste recovery facilities

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Industry Overview

Total Companies:507

Est. Employment:6570

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