Wash. recycling law changes considered

Dec 11, 2012 | 12:43 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  metals legislation, metals theft, recycling, Roger Goodman, scrap regulations, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A Washington state congressman plans to introduce new legislation in the upcoming session regulating the metals recycling industry.

"We have found criminal penalties are not a deterrent and metal-related crimes are increasing in spite of the legislation that we have already enacted," Rep. Roger Goodman (D., Kirkland) told AMM.

The lawmaker’s move stemmed from a December meeting of the Metal Theft Work Group, which Goodman chairs and includes scrap metals recyclers, law enforcement officers, legislators, licensing officials, and utility and telecom representatives.....

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