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Buying Recycled Metal? Make Sure It's Not Stolen

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Metal recycling has become a popular trend over the last few years, and not just for its environmental benefits - metal recyclers are able to make money for all of the metal they deliver to recycling depots. If you take it seriously enough you can make

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 8:55 am

Good for California, few states are following through on the issue of stolen metals.

. (0)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 10:48 am
My great grandparents are buried in a very old cemetary in Newark, NJ. Their names as were on bronze tablets on the gates of the cemetary, dating back to 1918. Both of these were stolen.over 10 years ago.
Each tablet was at least 50-60 lbs in pure bronze. Who knows how much these bastards made in over 100 lbs of bronze.

S S (0)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 11:47 am
Thank you.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 1:38 pm
For months now, all I have been hearing about is all sorts of metal, wiring, etc being stolen from all sorts of places that are important for electrical, telephone, cable, street lights, etc. It makes me sick to think that these people are that sinking low to steal it in the first place. Wish they'd get a electrical charge from it in a mighty good way that would teach them not to do it in the first place. And for the ones stealing the bronze nameplates from the cemetaries, that they would get spooked forever, Thanks Cher

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 6:29 pm
Sad to say this is a sign of our times. A few of these thieves are stealing to feed families...
Noted with thanks.

Lona G (80)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:31 am
Its a sign of the times and a global problem too, this stealing of copper especially. Although it really only brings a few cents to the pound, copper stealing gangs have been very busy in the Netherlands too. Every now and again the steal a few kilometres of copper wiring from the rail-road tracks (all trains run on electricity) wrecking havoc with the transport system and costing millions. Bronze statues and even bronze art from museums are a favourite too. They just take a chainsaw to them and cut them of their base, and melt them down. The money the little copper they steal and sell is peanuts compared to the costs of the damages.

Ann B (60)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:16 am

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:37 am
We have the same problem in Australia. During the night thieves strip the plumbing out of buildings under construction, church halls and unattended premises. It all goes to China in containers even bypassing metal dealers.
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