In your manufacturing company's current location, you might already have a method for getting rid of scrap metal. If your business relocates to another city, though, you might wonder how to get rid of scrap metal in the new location. These tips will help you make arrangements for dealing with your company's scrap metal after your move.
Get Rid of Scrap Metal Before Moving
First of all, make arrangements to remove all of your company's scrap metal from its current site right before or after the move. If possible, do not bring the scrap metal with you to your company's new location, since this adds to the cost and hassle of moving everything. Plus, you then immediately have to make arrangements for getting rid of the scrap metal.
Instead, use the same service that you currently use to remove your scrap metal in your company's current city. If your regular scrap metal recycling service is not available, look for a service that will come out and pick everything up. Then, you'll know that you have left your company's old location nice and clean, and you won't have to worry about any remaining scrap metal.
Learn About Regulations and Laws in the New City
You might already know about the laws and regulations for scrap metal disposal in the city that your business has been operating out of. Now, it's important to find out about the regulations and laws for dealing with scrap metal in the new city that your business sets up shop in.
For example, right now, you might be able to bring scrap metal to the landfill to have it disposed of. This might not be an option in the new city that your business will operate out of. Additionally, the local garbage pick-up services might not deal with scrap metal, even if that's the case in your company's current location.
Many areas have laws and regulations that scrap metal recycling companies must abide by. For example, in Texas, companies in the scrap metal recycling industry must perform background checks on employees and report metal theft or fraud immediately. They also must use cash transaction cards to pay individuals and businesses for scrap metal.
Cash transaction cards ensure that you have flexibility in your future purchases, as opposed to alternative payment methods that limit your options.
Choose a company that abides by any local and state laws to help with your company's scrap metal. Additionally, make sure that you are aware of any state and local laws that you are required to abide by when getting rid of scrap metal for your business.
Make Arrangements with a Scrap Metal Recycling Company
If you can't find an option for disposing of scrap metal right away, you might find yourself with a lot of scrap metal that has to be dealt with. So, don’t wait until your business has moved to its new location to look into scrap metal recycling options.
Instead, start making arrangements for scrap metal recycling before your business has even relocated. You may want to use a service that will come and pick up your company's scrap metal on a schedule, such as once a month, and then dispose of it for you. Compare prices for these services, and choose a service that has the equipment to deal with your company's scrap metal.
Moving your business to a new location is not easy, but you can make it easier by handling all of the details before the move. Contact us at Monterrey Iron & Metal Recycling to find out more about our scrap metal recycling services and to sign up for our services for your business.