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SIC codes for Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation businesses

You would require to specify at least one SIC code when completing your confirmation statement for Companies House. This article focuses on Section E of the SIC codes for Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation businesses.

SIC stands for Standard Industrial Classification. The SIC codes are divided into sections in alphabetical order, ranging from Section A to Section U.

The Office for National Statistics refers to these SIC codes as the UK SIC 2007 codes and use them to produce statistics.

Section E: SIC codes for water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation

36000Water collection, treatment and supply
38110Collection of non-hazardous waste
38120Collection of hazardous waste
38210Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste
38220Treatment and disposal of hazardous waste
38310Dismantling of wrecks
38320Recovery of sorted materials
39000Remediation activities and other waste management services
Source: Companies House

Choose the correct SIC codes

You are required to specify at least one SIC code that closely represents your business activity when you complete your confirmation statement for Companies House.

For example, if you are in the business of collecting general medical waste and you are using a limited company for this business activity you would require to submit a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months.

You can submit your confirmation statement online or by post. When completing your confirmation statement form, under the Standard Industrial Classification code, the closest SIC code that represents your business activity is 38110 collection of non-hazardous waste.

SIC codes for other businesses not related to water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation

Click here for a list of SIC codes for other business activities not listed above.

Disclose your business activities in your company accounts

You are also required to disclose your business activities in your company accounts. Usually, the disclosure is in the format of a description rather than using the SIC codes.

For example, you would write in your director’s report under Principal activities heading something like this.

“The principal activity of the company was that of collection of non-hazardous waste. There has been no change in the business activity during the year or since the balance sheet date. The director is of the view that the company is well-positioned for the future.”

The director’s report is part of your company accounts.

If you require help with your company’s filings with Companies House or HM Revenue and Customs, feel free to contact our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

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