North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 2.0


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562 - Waste management and remediation services

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing waste management services, such as waste collection, treatment and disposal services; environmental remediation services; and septic tank pumping services. Material recovery facilities are also included.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • establishments that use recyclable materials as inputs to a manufacturing process (See 31-33 Manufacturing)
    • wholesalers of recyclable materials, including those engaged in the grinding of plastic or recovery of rubber from tires without further processing (See 4181 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers)

5621 - Waste collectionUS

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in collecting and hauling non-hazardous or hazardous waste within a local area. Establishments engaged in hazardous waste collection may be responsible for treating and packaging the waste for transport. Waste transfer stations are also included.

5622 - Waste treatment and disposalUS

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating land fill sites, incinerators, or other treatment or disposal facilities for non-hazardous or hazardous waste. Establishments that integrate the collection, treatment and disposal of waste are also included.

5629 - Remediation and other waste management servicesUS

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in waste management activities, such as the remediation and clean-up of contaminated sites, the operation of material recovery facilities, and the cleaning of septic tanks.

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