Texas Scrap Laws

According to Texas scrap laws, dealers must maintain a record of transactions for three years that must include a photographs of the seller, the material and the seller's vehicle, a copy of the seller's driver's license and a copy of the seller's fingerprint.Additionally, a three-day tag-and-hold policy is in effect, which can be extended to 60 days when law enforcement suspects the purchase of materials is unlawful.  Texas scrap recyclers and second hand dealers are required to report information on their transactions electronically to the state within two days.

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact our Texas scrap and recycling compliance specialist with PopScrap by filling out our online form or calling 888-440-8858.  Click HERE to find out if you are fully compliant.

Scrap and recycling requirements for Texas:

  • Video of yard activity required
  • Photo and description of the materials
  • Image of Seller
  • Tag and hold policies in effect
  • Record fingerprints of customers
  • Payment restrictions in effect
  • Notify law enforcement about scrap purchases
  • Report vehicle information to NMVTIS
  • Copy of driver's license

*There may be additional requirements that might not be listed here.

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