Kansas City alters recycling laws for vehicles, HVAC buys

Oct 18, 2013 | 01:04 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Kansas City, scrap metal laws, scrap purchasing laws, tag and hold, John A. Sharp, Scott Wagner, Kansas City Council, vehicle scrap HVAC scrap

NEW YORK — The city of Kansas City, Mo., has passed an ordinance that will require secondary metals recyclers to hold on to junked motor vehicles and their parts for 72 hours before altering or selling the material for scrap.

The ordinance, sponsored by council members John A. Sharp and Scott Wagner, received unanimous approval Oct. 17 and will go into effect in November, Sharp told AMM.

"Other than previously crushed motor vehicles, it shall be unlawful for any secondary metal recycler or its employees to sell, trade, shred, melt or crush, or in any way dispose of, alter or destroy a motor vehicle, or junk motor vehicle or vehicle parts ... until 72 hours, exclusive of weekends and federally designated holidays, after the time and date of its purchase," the ordinance states.....

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