Florida law regulates how scrap may be bought. Before you bring your junk to sell, you must determine if what you have is a controlled item or not. For example, central air and heat units, the inside and outside components are regulated. You must get proper documentation such as a receipt of new installation or purchase that proves you legitimately had a new A/C installed. Click here to find out more about regulated materials and proper documentation needed to sell regulated materials.
If you have reviewed the regulated materials list and find that your junk is unregulated, gather a valid government issued ID (Driver license, government issued ID card, Passport) and transport your junk by vehicle or trailer. By law, we must have a digital copy of your ID card and finger print on file. You will also be required to sign and electronic waiver affirming that all the material you sold us is legally yours and no other has the right to it. Pictures are taken of every transaction and all commodity information to include the seller's name, type and weight of commodity sold, are uploaded daily for law enforcement review. We cooperate with local law enforcement in tracing and prosecution thieves. We reserve the right to refuse any load and any seller that enters our gates.
Metals are separated into two categories: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous is any metal that is derived from iron. Whereas non-ferrous, you guessed it, has no or very low traces of iron. The easiest way to discern between the two is to pullout a magnet. A magnet will stick to anything that is ferrous and will not stick to non-ferrous metals. For example, a magnet will stick to a Campbells soup can but it will not stick to a Mountain Dew can. Because, a Campbells soub can is made of tin and a Mountain Dew can is made of aluminum.
There is one other commodity that we purchase: e-scrap. E-scrap is the second hand recycling of electronic goods that have exhausted their use. There are many forms of electronic recycling but we only purchase e-scrap deriving from old computers, laptops and cell phones.