Metals Registration Program
Anyone operating as a metal recycling entity dealer within the state of Texas is required to register with the Department. For purposes of Chapter 1956, Occupations Code, the regulatory term for "second hand metal dealer" has changed to "metal recycling entity". A metal recycling entity would be a business predominantly engaged in performing the manufacturing process by which scrap, used, or obsolete metal is converted into raw material products consisting of prepared grades and having an existing or potential economic value, by methods including processing, sorting, cutting, classifying, cleaning, baling, wrapping, shredding, shearing, or changing the physical form of that metal. A metal recycling entity also could be a business that manufactures the raw material products from the recycling process into producer or consumer goods.