Guide for Secondary Metals Recyclers, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors,
Utilities, and others to better understand the proper and lawful
Purchase of Regulated Metal Property in the State of Georgia –
effective July 1, 2015.
This guide is
provided as a public service of:
you are aware, there has been a great deal of legislative activity in
Georgia recently on the subject of metals theft.
The substantial expense involved with this has been paid by the New
Southern Chapter of ISRI. Since this has become a large recurring
expense, the ISRI chapter is no longer able to fund our legislative
efforts at the same level. Due to the need for funds to continue our
important work, several years ago, decision was made to re-establish a
state recycling association.
We would like for you to become a
member of this important organization. We have spent a
considerable amount of resources educating the legislators, law
enforcement and other stakeholders that our industry is not to blame
for the metal theft problem.
We continue to educate all involved that the Georgia recycling industry
is a major stakeholder in the theft issue - but that we can HELP all
involved on the subject of metal theft.
We are aware that many of you are currently involved in your respective
areas of Georgia - working with law enforcement, prosecutors,
legislators and others to communicate and address the issue of metal
theft. We are grateful for this help and hope that it will continue. We
do feel that it is critical that we, as a unified industry, become
better organized to address these issues and to better educate
ourselves and others in Georgia about metal theft and other important
issues to our industry.
Recovery Database Bill Signed [read]