Metal scrapping can be a very lucrative business for both small and large metal scrap producers.  The degree of success of a scrapper can largely depend upon the assurance that the scrap metal scales are certified and calibrated accurately.  In previous years, before state compliance regulations, some metal scrap buyers would use inaccurate scales which resulted in lost income for those who brought in various types of metal to be weighed and sold.  Now in many states, metal recycling companies that purchase scrap metal are required at the very least to have their scrap metal scales inspected, calibrated and certified at least once a year.

Consumer Reliance

Consumer reliance is one of several primary reasons that states like Iowa and California along with many others have instituted a weighmaster certification and enforcement program. When you work with a metal scrapper who engages in buying your scrap metal, the scrapper must be able to produce certificates that demonstrate the scales have been inspected, calibrated and certified.  The metal scrapper should have a weighmaster who not only counts the amount of scrap metal product that you bring in, but must also produce a signed statement known as a weighmaster certificate. This is a legal document which must be kept as part of the official records of the metal scrapper.

Metal Scrapping is Big Business

It is important to make surecontact us that your scrap metal buyer is not cutting corners, as this can affect the bottom line of your business. To prevent potential corrupt intentional and criminal scrap metal scale imbalances, many states have set up official enforcement arms of government called Division of Measurement and Standards. These offices typically will send in under-cover staff to scrapper sites to determine if scales are being tampered with and if the business and certification records are up to date.  Do you have any reason to feel that you have been misled by a scrap metal buyer? Do you think your scrap metal product has ever been undervalued resulting in you being paid less?