Secondary Metals Recycler Registration
This code section explains the following:
- Peddlers will not be allowed to be paid immediate cash for all scrap metal, except aluminum cans and batteries.
- Payment must be made to peddlers by check, electronic funds transfer, or provided with a cash voucher. Vouchers may be redeemed for cash after three (3) days.
- No delivery restrictions. However, vouchers can be mailed if the seller wishes.
- Business to business transactions will be exempt, but substantial documentation will be required.
- Checks or electronic funds transfer cannot be cashed on-site.
O.G.G.A. 10-1-355(a) A secondary metals recycler shall pay only by check, electronic funds transfer, or voucher for regulated metal property.
(b) Any check, electronic funds transfer, or voucher shall be payable only to the person recorded as the seller of the regulated metal property to the secondary metals recycler.
(c) Any voucher shall be provided to the seller at the time of the purchase transaction or mailed to the seller at the address indicated on the personal identification card of the seller presented at the time of such transaction. If the voucher is provided to the seller at the time of the purchase transaction and not mailed to the seller, the secondary metals recycler shall not redeem the voucher for three (3) days from the date of the purchase transaction. The voucher shall include the date of purchase, name of the seller, the amount paid for the regulated metal property, a detailed description of the regulated metal property purchased, information as to whether the voucher was mailed or provided at the time of the purchase transaction, the first date on which the voucher may be redeemed, and the date on which the voucher expires. The voucher may only be redeemed for cash by the person whose name appears on the voucher as the seller or by such person's heirs or legal representative. If a voucher is not redeemed by the person whose name appears on the voucher as the seller or by such person's heirs or legal representative within six months of the date of the transaction, the voucher shall expire and the secondary metals recycler shall not be required to honor the voucher after the expiration date.
(d) A secondary metals recycler shall be prohibited from: (1) redeeming or cashing any check or electronic funds transfer paid to a seller for regulated metal property; and (2) providing or permitting any mechanism on the premises of the secondary metals recycler for the redemption or cashing of any check or electronic funds transfer.
(e) The provisions of this Code Section shall not apply to any transaction between business entities.