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Stricter Ind. scrap bill heads to state’s Senate

Keywords: Tags  scrap metal, vehicles, catalytic converters, condensers, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Scrap metal recyclers in Indiana are one step closer to being required to obtain proof of ownership of certain metals.

H.B.1441 has been approved by the state House of Representatives and now goes before the state Senate. If the bill passes, the changes will go into effect July 1.

One recycler who operates in the state said he believes the new requirements are fair and he expects the measure to pass.

Vehicles, catalytic converters and air conditioner evaporator coils or condensers are covered under the proposed changes to the state’s motor vehicle code.

The updated rules would require recyclers to receive proof of ownership, including a title or certificate of authority, for all vehicle purchases.

Catalytic converters and air conditioner coils and condensers also would require documentation, such as a sales receipt to show the seller is recycling an item because a replacement was purchased.

Authorized representatives of companies that use such items as part of their operations, such as auto repair shops and heating contractors, would be exempt from the requirement.

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