Secondary Metals Recycler Registration

This code section explains the following:

- There will be a ban on the purchase of burned copper, unless by a permitted incinerator, or if a police report is provided of an accidental fire.

- The sale of copper-aluminum air-conditioning coils will be limited to certain licenced contrators, or with a receipt that a HVAC unit has been replaced. Windows air-conditioners are exempt if they are whole, unaltered units.

 

O.G.G.A. 10-1-351

(a) No secondary metals ("Scrap Yard") recycler shall purchase any coils unless it is purchased from:

(1) A contractor licensed pursuant to Chapter 14 of Title 43 who provides a copy of his or her valid license at the time of sale that is scanned or photocopied by the secondary metals recycler or whose scanned or photocopied license is on file with the secondary metals recycler;

(2) A seller with verifiable documentation, such as a receipt or work order, indicating that the coils are the result of a replacement of condenser coils or a heating or air-conditioning system performed by a contractor licensed pursuant to Chapter 14 of Title 43; or

(3) A secondary metals recycler who provides the documentation required in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection received from a contractor or seller.

(b) No secondary metals recycler shall purchase any copper wire which appears to have been exposed to heat, charred, or burned in an attempt to remove insulation surrounding it unless it is purchased from:

(1) A contractor licensed pursuant to Chapter 14 of Title 43 who provides a copy of his or her valid license at the time of sale that is scanned or photocopied by the secondary metals recycler or whose scanned or photocopied license is on file wit the secondary metals recycler.

(2) A seller with a copy of a police report showing that such seller's real property was involved in a fire; or

(3) A secondary metals recycler who provides the documentation required in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection received from a contractor or seller.