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This classification applies to fixed locations (not mobile) where employers collect, purchase, sort or consolidate recovered recyclable materials for resale, including but not limited to glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, corrugated stock and rubber, and where the sale of ferrous or nonferrous scrap metal does not equal or exceed 25% of gross receipts.

Dealers of ferrous or nonferrous scrap metal, including salvaged or recycled material dealers where the sale of scrap metal equals or exceeds 25% of gross receipts, shall be classified as 8500, Metal Scrap Dealers.

Employers that receive or purchase, sort, cut, launder, bundle and resell wiping cloth or rag material shall be classified as 8032, Stores – clothing, shoes, linens or fabric products – wholesale.

Employers that receive, sort or consolidate garbage, refuse, waste or recyclable materials, primarily (more than 50% of gross receipts) for fee based disposal shall be classified as 9424(1), Garbage or Refuse Landfill, Transfer Station and Material Recovery Facility Operations.

Mobile collection and secure destruction of paper documents, including mobile paper shredding at customers’ locations shall be separately classified as 9403(3), Document Destruction.

Recycling Centers, or Dropoff or Collection Programs other than curbside collection programs, certified by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and engaged in the collection and redemption of California Redemption Value (CRV) beverage containers shall be separately classified as 8847, Beverage Container Collection or Redemption.

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