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 Materials6,626
509300Scrap and waste materials2,119
50930000Scrap and waste materials2,119
509301Waste paper and cloth materials437
50930100Waste paper and cloth materials40
50930101Bag reclaiming5
50930102Boxes, waste17
50930103Fur cuttings and scraps8
50930104Textile waste35
50930105Waste paper234
50930106Waste rags98
509302Metal scrap and waste materials2,649
50930200Metal scrap and waste materials1,009
50930201Ferrous metal scrap and waste1,442
50930202Nonferrous metals scrap173
50930203Wire and cable scrap25
509399Scrap and waste materials, nec1,421
50939901Automotive wrecking for scrap750
50939902Barrels and drums36
50939903Bottles, waste21
50939904Junk and scrap389
50939905Oil, waste86
50939906Plastics scrap96
50939907Rubber scrap21
50939908Scavengering4
50939909Lumber scrap18