Dear Valued Customer,
As you know, Southern Metals Recycling is committed to the protection of the environment, compliance with all scrap recycling laws and regulations and above all the safety of our customers, employees and community. As part of this ongoing effort we want to share with you the most up-to-date information on maintaining safe loads and material prior to pick-up or delivery to our facility. Below is our Source Control information. This will help you identify those materials that we can safely and efficiently recycle and those that we cannot. With your help, we can ensure that this is a safer, cleaner, more profitable experience for all parties. Please review the outline and feel free to ask any questions you might have. We greatly appreciate your help!
The purpose of this outline is to stress our continuing commitment to safe, environmentally responsible recycling. Our commitment is intended to protect you, our supplier, as well as ourselves and other customers visiting our facility. We want you to feel assured that when you send your recyclable materials to us they will be handled in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.
When you bring a car onto our scale there are certain documents that are necessary according to Georgia State Law. First we will need a valid government issued form of identification. Jail IDs, School IDs, Foreign Passports or IDs will not be able to be used as identification. If the vehicle is newer than 12 years it must have a title. If a title is unavailable we cannot purchase the vehicle. If the vehicle is older than 12 years a title is not necessary. We are able to run the vin and check for any liens on the vehicle. Running a vin check does cost each customer 1 dollar. If a lien is present we are unable to accept the vehicle. We make zero exceptions for this. You will have to contact the lienholder. This is not a service that SMR will do in order to purchase the vehicle. Once it is identified that there is not a lien associated with the vehicle a title cancellation certificate will need to filled out by a Southern Metals Employee and the person selling the vehicle. This document states that you are indeed the owner of the vehicle and states if there is any dispute over ownership the government will contact you directly. It is a felony in the state of Georgia to falsify this document. The DMV will also ask for the Tag of the Vehicle All Liens are required to be released prior to SMR buying the vehicle. If the lien is over 15 years old it will be considered satisfied and released. If you have any further questions on the Georgia requirements for scrapping a vehicle you can follow this link for the Georgia law on scrapping.
This list is not intended to be all-inclusive.
What are you waiting for? Profits are waiting. Bring them in or call us for help. You can only come out ahead.