Flint yards brace for tougher rules on Dec. 1

Sep 19, 2012 | 12:11 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metal rules, Flint ordinance, aluminum siding, metals theft, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Scrap recyclers and their suppliers in Flint, Mich., are facing stiffer scrap metal rules, including a ban on buying aluminum siding.

The new ordinance has been passed, according to the city’s law department, and is due to become effective Dec. 1. The rules—among the toughest in the country—are unusual in that they ban those with known alcohol or drug addictions from buying or selling scrap metal.

"All they are trying to do is run businesses out of Flint and make us do their police work," one local scrap player said. "The result will be the same material will just be sold to nearby places."....

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