Ministry of Justice

Metal Recycling

Metal theft puts public safety at risk because it interferes with telephone services, emergency communications and transportation systems, and may expose the public to electrocution from live wires.

The Province passed the Metal Dealers and Recyclers Act and Metal Dealers Recyclers Regulation. The act and regulation help deter and track metal theft, and protect the personal information of scrap metal sellers. They also increase the accountability of dealers and sellers and create consistent, minimum requirements across the Province.