2007 NAICS Definition
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) operating facilities for separating and sorting recyclable materials from nonhazardous waste streams (i.e., garbage) and/or (2) operating facilities where commingled recyclable materials, such as paper, plastics, used beverage cans, and metals, are sorted into distinct categories.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in merchant wholesaling automotive, industrial, and other recyclable materials are classified in Industry 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers.
Index entries that bring you to this industry:
- Materials recovery facilities (MRF)
- MRF (materials recovery facilities)
- Removal of recyclable materials from a waste stream
- Waste recovery facilities