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 Materials6,272
509300Scrap and waste materials1,952
50930000Scrap and waste materials1,952
509301Waste paper and cloth materials388
50930100Waste paper and cloth materials36
50930101Bag reclaiming2
50930102Boxes, waste12
50930103Fur cuttings and scraps8
50930104Textile waste38
50930105Waste paper214
50930106Waste rags78
509302Metal scrap and waste materials2,532
50930200Metal scrap and waste materials925
50930201Ferrous metal scrap and waste1,431
50930202Nonferrous metals scrap153
50930203Wire and cable scrap23
509399Scrap and waste materials, nec1,400
50939901Automotive wrecking for scrap667
50939902Barrels and drums31
50939903Bottles, waste17
50939904Junk and scrap470
50939905Oil, waste69
50939906Plastics scrap100
50939907Rubber scrap22
50939909Lumber scrap20