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 TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
5093Scrap and Waste Materials6,455
509300Scrap and waste materials2,023
50930000Scrap and waste materials2,023
509301Waste paper and cloth materials410
50930100Waste paper and cloth materials37
50930101Bag reclaiming2
50930102Boxes, waste15
50930103Fur cuttings and scraps8
50930104Textile waste35
50930105Waste paper224
50930106Waste rags89
509302Metal scrap and waste materials2,603
50930200Metal scrap and waste materials973
50930201Ferrous metal scrap and waste1,435
50930202Nonferrous metals scrap170
50930203Wire and cable scrap25
509399Scrap and waste materials, nec1,419
50939901Automotive wrecking for scrap709
50939902Barrels and drums35
50939903Bottles, waste23
50939904Junk and scrap431
50939905Oil, waste77
50939906Plastics scrap100
50939907Rubber scrap22
50939908Scavengering3
50939909Lumber scrap19