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 states motor vehicle
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.