California Recycling Rules and Regulations

Mandatory 3-Day Hold

California enforces a mandatory 3-day hold on non-ferrous materials recycled over $20.

How to be exempt from the 3-day hold:

  • Bring in a current business license
  • Bring in a current contractor’s license
  • Become a regular customer by recycling with us 5 or more times consecutively in a 3-month period

When recycling non-ferrous materials be prepared to provide:

  • A valid ID
  • A thumb print and signature