Secondary Metals Recycler Information

Pursuant to OCGA 10-1-360, secondary metals recyclers who purchase regulated metal property in any quantity must register with the appropriate sheriff’s office(s) beginning July 1, 2012. Any person who fails to register annually may be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

Annually, the Office of Sheriff is required to register secondary metals recyclers doing business in the county, keep a record of each registration, and cause the registration information to be entered into a statewide data base searchable by all law enforcement agencies.

The statutes that pertains to secondary metals recyclers are: OCGA 10-1-350 through OCGA 10-3-363, OCGA 40-3-36 and OCGA 40-3-56. Recyclers must be familiar with these statutes. Recyclers may visit the Georgia Recyclers Association website to review a summary of relevant laws at .

Registrations may not be considered without full payment of the $200.00 non-refundable registration fee. All checks returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $30.00 charge.

Identification must be presented at the time of registration.

For more information you may contact Detective C. Smith at 706-879-5512. Available on Wednesday and Thursday. Call to make an appointment to register.

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