Michigan takes a new stab at tightening scrap laws

Apr 24, 2013 | 10:58 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  nonferrous, scrap metal, Michigan legislation, catalytic converters, copper wire, air conditioners, cemetery markers, Rashida H. Tlaib Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Michigan metal recyclers are facing a new round of proposed changes to existing scrap laws that could include a cash ban on some items.

Two bills introduced in the state House would update nonferrous scrap regulations to include all scrap metal and require all transactions to include a photograph of the load, as well as the name of the scale operator or employee who authorized the purchase. Industrial and commercial accounts already on file with a recycler would be exempt from the requirements.....

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