A goal of the West Virginia Recyclers Association, Inc., is to provide education to state recyclers on issues related to our industry.  On this page, you will find literature and handouts which may prove helpful to your recycling business.

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Scrap Specifications Circular
This 57-page document is available courtesy of ISRI, and contains guidelines for all types of scrap. A must-have for all scrap yards to help with positive identification for all classifications of scrap.

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ISRI Safety Manual
Developed by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., this 169-page safety manual is viewable online and covers everything from bookkeeping and hiring practices to workers compensation.
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Preventing Deaths & Injuries While Compacting or Baling Refuse Materials
This 17-page pamphlet provided by NIOSH details the safe and efficient use of balers. Provides current stands, case studies and recommendations.
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WVRA reminds all state scrap dealers that buying kegs is illegal.  .
Whether the keg is new, used or damaged, we cannot legally purchase this material
The scrap recycling industry is working to be part of the solution to material theft.
Use this tool to alert others of stolen scrap, or check the alert before you purchase suspect scrap.

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Guidance for the Identification and Control of Safety & Health Hazards in Metal Scrap Recycling
This 48-page document is available from OSHA and contains information on all safety aspects from loading and baling to chemical exposure.
Recycling Today Magazine
Available free of charge to recyclers, this magazine provides a monthly look at the industry. Also available are weekly e-newsletters and trade information.
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All businesses which purchase scrap autos must be in compliance with NMVTIS.   Click logo to read more.

Approved third-party consolidator for NMVTIS compliance.

Membership is available for industry and private sector. Contact Us for more information.

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A Quick Guide to Removing & Recycling Mercury Switches
This pamphlet provides details on where mercury switches are located in various vehicle models.
Learn more about the ELVS/NVMSRP program with information about how to remove and recycle automotive mercury switches.