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Iowa scrap metal laws

There are plenty of great scrap yards in Iowa. When you are preparing your scrap metal for selling here, you should know that Iowa falls on the less restricted end of the spectrum with only basic laws in place.

Take a look below at the summary of them:

  1. Iowa requires every purchase of scrap metal to have the customer or drivers vehicle information recorded.
  2. Iowa has some payment restrictions: certain materials can only be paid by check.
  3. Sellers have to sign a statement that they have not been convicted of metal theft.
  4. Information about all transactions must be kept for at least one year.
  5. Iowa does not require images to be taken of materials. Fingerprints and facial photographs are not needed either.
  6. Iowa does not require law enforcement notification as well as tag and hold provisions.

For those familiar with scrap metal laws in other parts of the US you will see how easy it is in Iowa to buy and sell scrap metal so it is a very good idea to make money selling scrap metal in Iowa.

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