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 Materials7,440
509300Scrap and waste materials2,446
50930000Scrap and waste materials2,446
509301Waste paper and cloth materials508
50930100Waste paper and cloth materials45
50930101Bag reclaiming5
50930102Boxes, waste19
50930103Fur cuttings and scraps8
50930104Textile waste40
50930105Waste paper271
50930106Waste rags120
509302Metal scrap and waste materials2,833
50930200Metal scrap and waste materials1,409
50930201Ferrous metal scrap and waste1,170
50930202Nonferrous metals scrap228
50930203Wire and cable scrap26
509399Scrap and waste materials, nec1,653
50939901Automotive wrecking for scrap891
50939902Barrels and drums40
50939903Bottles, waste24
50939904Junk and scrap419
50939905Oil, waste118
50939906Plastics scrap111
50939907Rubber scrap25
50939908Scavengering6
50939909Lumber scrap19