According to County, State, and Federal EPA laws in Georgia that regulate the specific details regarding scrap recycling, some materials are considered hazardous and/or environmentally unacceptable. It would be a severe violation of EPA guidelines and those principles held by our company to accept materials such as:
- Oil or Fuel
- Non-Metal Items
- Propane Tanks
- Improperly Deposited Gas Tanks (still containing gasoline)
- Radioactive Materials
- Computer Monitors
- 55 Gallon Drums or Barrels
- Sealed Vessels
- Light Ballast Containing PCB
The recycling of these items is highly regulated or prohibited. Marietta Recycling strives to uphold strict environmental guidelines, and we strongly enforce both our policies and EPA policies.
Accepted items are ferrous (steel) and non-ferrous (copper, brass, aluminum, etc.). The following precautions must be taken before accepted items can be processed and recycled:
Flammable or toxic fluids must be completely drained from metal (for example, gas tanks or items containing Freon).
Any glass parts must be completely removed.