SIC Industry Description

Industry: 5093—Scrap and Waste Materials
Establishments primarily engaged in assembling, breaking up, sorting, and wholesale distribution of scrap and waste materials. This industry includes auto wreckers engaged in dismantling automobiles for scrap. However, those engaged in dismantling cars for the purpose of selling secondhand parts are classified in Industry 5015.

Automotive wrecking for scrap—wholesaleOil, waste—wholesale
Bag reclaiming—wholesalePlastics scrap—wholesale
Bottles, waste—wholesaleRags—wholesale
Boxes, waste—wholesaleRubber scrap—wholesale
Fur cuttings and scraps—wholesaleScavengering—wholesale
Iron and steel scrap—wholesaleScrap and waste materials—wholesale
Junk and scrap, general line—wholesaleTextile waste—wholesale
Metal waste and scrap—wholesaleWastepaper, including paper recycling—wholesale
Nonferrous metals scrap—wholesaleWiping rags, including washing and reconditioning—wholesale
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
5093Scrap and Waste Materials6,877
509300Scrap and waste materials2,219
50930000Scrap and waste materials2,219
509301Waste paper and cloth materials458
50930100Waste paper and cloth materials42
50930101Bag reclaiming5
50930102Boxes, waste18
50930103Fur cuttings and scraps8
50930104Textile waste37
50930105Waste paper243
50930106Waste rags105
509302Metal scrap and waste materials2,732
50930200Metal scrap and waste materials1,184
50930201Ferrous metal scrap and waste1,333
50930202Nonferrous metals scrap189
50930203Wire and cable scrap26
509399Scrap and waste materials, nec1,468
50939901Automotive wrecking for scrap789
50939902Barrels and drums37
50939903Bottles, waste21
50939904Junk and scrap383
50939905Oil, waste98
50939906Plastics scrap99
50939907Rubber scrap20
50939908Scavengering4
50939909Lumber scrap17