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Scrap and Waste Material Recyclers and Processors

SIC 5093 | NAICS 423930

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Recycling Facilities  (view report)
Recyclable Material Wholesaling  (view report)
Recycling By Specific Product or Material  (view reports)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

Sample report is available online.

GIE Media, Inc.
Recycling Today

Monthly trade journal features news and information for recycling business owners and managers, with topics covered in each issue including market trends for specific market segments and commodities, business operations, workplace management, and recycler profiles, and special features including the annual "Scrap Market Review" published in the December issue. Digital editions are available online.

Recyclable Material Wholesalers

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Scrap Magazine
Bimonthly trade association publication features news and information for professional recyclers, with topics covered in various issues including market trends for specific markets and commodities, export trends, business management, equipment, safety and operations, and conference and event coverage, and special features including the annual "Market Forecast" published in the January/February issue.

The U.S. Recycling Industry: Commodities
Commodities section provides an overview of the recycling process for specific commodities and also includes links to additional information for each commodity such as factsheets, news items, and other resources, with commodities covered including ferrous metals, nonferrous metals (e.g., aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc), paper, plastics, glass, electronics, tires and rubber, and textiles.

ISRI Scrap Yearbook
Annual yearbook publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. scrap recycling industry and the economic and environmental benefits it provides, and also includes overviews of how scrap materials are generated, processed, and used for commodities such as ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, precious metals, paper and fiber, plastics, electronics, rubber and tires, glass, and textiles.

American Metal Market
Scrap Trends Outlook

Subscription publication features news and analysis on current and prospective trends in the ferrous scrap metal market, with topics covered in each issue including overall market direction; historical trends by selected grade; outlook by scrap categories; things to watch in the month ahead; market perceptions; outlook by region, buyer, and seller; and longer-term outlook over the next six months.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Recyclable Material Wholesalers / Automobile Dismantling and Recycling  Search for "423930" and "423140"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

Sample reports are available online.

Recyclable Material Wholesalers

Financial information section of this profile includes income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios for companies that process and wholesale automotive and industrial scrap materials and other recyclables such as ferrous metals (iron, steel), nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper, copper alloys, lead, zinc, and tin), paper, cardboard, batteries, electronics, glass, used oil, plastics, rubber, and tires.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Scrap and Waste Metal Recycling Salary Survey

Annual salary survey provides compensation data for salaried and hourly personnel employed by firms that process and sell automotive and industrial scrap materials and other recyclable materials such as ferrous metals (e.g., iron, steel), nonferrous metals (e.g., aluminum, copper, copper alloys, nickel, lead, zinc, and tin), newspaper, paperboard, batteries, electronic goods, plastics, glass, rubber, and tires.

Scrap Metal Recycling

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in the ferrous and nonferrous metal recycling sector, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., The David J. Joseph Company, OmniSource Corp., Alter Trading Corp., Newell Recycling of Atlanta, Inc., EMR Group, and PSC Metals, Inc.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Scrap and Waste Material Recyclers and Processors

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that process and sell automotive and industrial scrap and other recyclable products and materials such as appliances, batteries, electronic goods, paper, paperboard, textiles, glass, plastic, rubber, and tires.

Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company transactions by SIC or NAICS code for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.

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