NEW YORK A Connecticut state legislator has introduced a
measure that would tighten existing copper scrap regulations by
requiring scrap metal processors to document all copper
sellers drivers license information.
We know that copper theft has really gotten out of
hand, state Rep. Ernest Hewett (D., District 39), who is
sponsoring H.B.5048, told AMM. We need to see who these
people are who are selling to the scrapyards.
We always take photocopies of licenses, regardless of the
law, noted a Connecticut recycler.Were not
interested in buying anything stolen. I think its a good
idea to make it the law. It puts things on an even playing
The proposed amendment is set to go before the states
General Assembly in the first half of the year.