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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 3821


  • Section: E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • Division: 38 - Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery
  • Group: 382 - Waste treatment and disposal
  • Class: 3821 - Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste

Explanatory note

This class includes the disposal, treatment prior to disposal and other treatment of solid or non-solid non-hazardous waste.

This class includes:
- operation of landfills for the disposal of non-hazardous waste
- disposal of non-hazardous waste by combustion or incineration or other methods, with or without the resulting production of electricity or steam, substitute fuels, biogas, ashes or other by-products for further use etc.
- treatment of organic waste for disposal
- production of compost from organic waste

This class excludes:
- incineration and combustion of hazardous waste, see 3822
- operation of facilities where commingled recoverable materials such as paper, plastics, used beverage cans and metals, are sorted into distinct categories, see 3830
- decontamination, clean up of land, water; toxic material abatement, see 3900

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