Va. recyclers back tweaks to scrap metals law

Jan 22, 2013 | 02:01 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metals legislation, Virginia Metal Recyclers Association, recycling, Donald Merricks, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Recyclers in Virginia are backing a scrap metals bill after they were able to offer suggestions on proposed changes to state law.

The bill, introduced by Republican Delegate Donald Merricks, would broaden who will be covered under the law, add more items to the list of proprietary metals and require that purchases of certain items be photographed.

"This bill is a product of a working group of recyclers, law enforcement, utility companies and other stakeholders," said a member of the Virginia Metal Recyclers Association, which has 26 members in the state.....

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