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Scrap Metal Compliance & Data Security

Getting a handle on your scrap metal compliance can be a daunting, expensive and a time consuming task.

PopScrap set out 4 years ago to specifically address these 3 significant issues and to date we have 100's of users in Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada and throughout the United States to prove our product performance and low start up cost and quick return on investment.

1. Daunting

Finding the right compliance software vendor can be difficult since your laws are constantly changing and not easy to understand. PopScrap has dedicated consultants that have mastered your state laws and are already working with your state to meet and or exceed your scrap metal state law requirements.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Scrap Yard After the 2014 Michigan Scrap Laws Take Effect

5 Ways to Protect Your Scrap Yard After the 2014 Michigan Scrap Laws Take Effect

new michigan scrap lawIn my humble scrap opinion, while the legislators of Michigan's new HOUSE BILL 4593 are commended for even caring enough to get involved in scrap metal theft, their efforts in Michigan have proven once again to favor the mega scrap yards and penalize the small operators while not stopping or slowing down metal theft at all. 

The new Michigan scrap metal laws are presenting themselves as quite a challenge for all sizes of recycling centers throughout the state.

Read more about Michigan's new law

The toughest part of the new law is that scrap dealers cannot pay more than $25 in cash on the spot unless; 

A. The seller can redeem their scrap ticket using a atm type card or encrypted receipt at a ATM machine located on premise.

(Not quite sure how this is different from handing the cash to the customer, it forces the scrap yard to spend $15,000-$30,000, but does not stop theft, nor does it stop the seller from getting instant cash, it only penalizes the smaller operations who cannot afford to buy an ATM machine. In my opinion a very poorly written bill, again.)

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Customer Facing App

Customer Facing App

customer facing appThis new PopScrap feature takes the electronic signature pad to a whole new level.

By using a 7" or 10" tablet, your customers can now pre-check out and reduce the time spent at the cashier booth.

This new feature will speed up your ticket line by getting a customer image, getting a signature, allowing the customer to read and sign the disclaimer before getting to the cashier booth to get paid out., all on a $70 tablet , a savings of $500!

Only PopScrap cares about the upfront cost of getting you started, while other software companies are raising the prices, PopScrap is lowing them and helping to reduce long term costs with new features using new hardware technology like this Customer Facing App.

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Scrap Metal Recycling Compliance Laws

Scrap Metal Recycling Compliance Laws

scrap metal recycling lawsGetting into compliance in the scrap metal industry is getting tougher and more expensive every day as new compliance laws are being passed by law makers who fail to understand the weight and burden they are placing on the smaller mom and pop operations that are the backbone of America's scrap metal industry.

Many scrap metal dealers have closed their doors over new scrap metal laws. Several dealers have reported that the requirements have stalled their flow of scrap metals cutting the flow of scrap metal in half as many of their customers don't have the required documents to sell scrap metal.

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