D.C. Metals & Recycling accepts ferrous and non-ferrous materials from residential and commercial clients in North Highlands, CA. If you have scrap metals that you would like to recycle, please bring them to our location. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about scrap metals.
Question: What is the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous materials?
Answer: The difference is the composition of the metals. Generally, non-ferrous metals are non-magnetic, while ferrous metals are magnetic. Some examples of non-ferrous metals include copper, brass, aluminum, lead, and stainless steel.
Question: What are the requirements for recycling scrap metals in California?
Answer: Effective December 1, 2008, and adopted from AB 844 under California’s Business and Profession Code 21600-21610, customers (sellers) and scrap metal dealers and recyclers (buyers) will be required to provide the following for all ferrous and non-ferrous purchases:
Written record for each material purchase
Valid driver’s license number with state of issuance
Vehicle license number with state of issuance
Name of seller
Address of seller
Description of material, including type and quantity
A statement showing that the seller of the material is its owner, or a statement showing that the seller has obtained permission to sell the material from its owner
Additionally, for all non-ferrous material purchases, payment must be made as follows:
Check mailed to seller only at the address on the valid ID
Cash may be collected on the third business day after the sale
A photograph or video of the seller is required
A photograph or video of the material is required
A thumbprint of the seller is required
All records must be kept for 2 years
All information will be submitted to local law enforcement as requested
All copper and brass transactions are subject to the 3-business day hold
Payment rules are not applicable to transactions under $20 if the primary purpose of the transaction is the redemption of CRV containers.
Business transactions in which the recycler has the following information:
Name, physical address, and business telephone number of the seller
The business license of the seller’s business
A copy of the valid driver’s license of the person delivering the material for the seller