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2012 Economic Census



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Due Date

February 12, 2013

Sector 56
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services



This section provides information about Census coverage and reporting for establishments in the Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation sector.

 Establishments Covered

This sector includes establishments that perform activities to support the day-to-day operations of other organizations, and establishments that collect, treat, and dispose of waste materials. Support activities are usually provided on a contract or fee basis, and may be provided in-house to affiliated organizations, commercially to unaffiliated organizations, or both. NAICS classifies establishments in the Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation sector using numbers that start with 56.


The Economic Census covers all Administrative and Support establishments, and Waste Management and Remediation establishments, that operated during all or part of calendar year 2012. Examples of establishments included in this sector:

  • Administrative and Support establishments provide office administrative services; building support and security services; employment, employee leasing, and temporary help services; and document preparation, customer service, and telemarketing services. Also included are some services that may not typically be regarded as support services, such as travel, tour, and convention services; exterminating and pest control services; landscape services; locksmiths; carpet and upholstery cleaning services; and package and labeling services.

  • Waste Management and Remediation establishments collect, treat, and dispose of waste material. These establishments include local hauling of waste materials, operating materials recovery facilities, remediation services, septic pumping, and other miscellaneous waste management services.

 Census Mail Package

Establishments that provide Administrative and Support Services, or Waste Management and Remediation Services, and have paid employees, will receive a Census mail package with several types of materials. The materials are similar in content, but customized to make reporting easier for different groups of covered establishments. These establishments will receive either an Information Sheet and Census form, or a Classification form. Companies with multiple operating establishments will receive the appropriate Information Sheet for every group of similar forms, and not necessarily one Information Sheet for every form.

Information Sheets provide general information about the Census and instructions for reporting selected items on the Census form. Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services establishments will receive Information Sheet SV-ST_I_12 or if they are enterprise support establishments, Information Sheet SV-ST-A_I_12.

Census Forms describe each data item for Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services establishments, and provide instructions and formats for reporting them. Census forms for these establishments are numbered AS-56xxx.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | EC2012 BHS Team |   Last Revised: December 27, 2013 11:49:10