The Legislature of the State of New Mexico passed a law requiring “proof of ownership” for regulated recyclable materials. Requirements to sell the following items include both “proof of ownership” and an official government form of identification, including a driver's license or a military identification card.
Regulated items requiring proof of ownership include:
- Aluminum material, including aluminum beer keg (does not include aluminum cans).
- Bronze material including: Cemetery vase, receptacle or memorial made from bronze.
- Bronze statuary.
- Copper or brass material, including: Insulated or non-insulated copper wire, hardware or cable of the type used by public utilities, commercial mobile radio service carrier or common carrier that consists of at least 25% copper.
- Catalytic converter that is not part of an entire motor vehicle.
- Water meters and covers.
- Utility access cover - Man-hole cover.
- Road or bridge guard rail.
- Highway sign or street sign.
- Traffic directional or control sign or signal.
- Railroad tracks.
Roswell Recycling Center, does not buy stolen materials. New Mexico and Federal laws require identification be verified for sale of scrap metals - please present a valid government ID to the buyer prior to unloading material. A copy of your ID will be made at time of payment.