Metal Recycling Entities

Anyone operating as a metal recycling entity dealer within the State of Texas is required to register with the Texas Department of Public Safety in accordance with Chapter 1956, Texas Occupations Code. A metal recycling entity is defined as 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.

The following exemptions apply: