The U.S. scrap recycling industry employed over 137,000 workers in 2011.
Recycling Association of NC
RANC was organized to give those in the North Carolina metals recycling industry a voice in the constant fight against materials theft crime and to help change the negative perception held in the community regarding our industry. We are a collection of recyclers, both large and small, that work together to serve public interests, to provide a means of communication between RANC and all other groups interested in or affected by the metal recycling industry, and to use all lawful means to bring about closer cooperation, goodwill, and friendly interaction among everyone involved in all aspects of the scrap industry, law enforcement, legislators, and the public.
Influencing NC Legislation
Materials Theft is a worldwide epidemic and there are many local, state, and federal laws being introduced and passed intended to curb this problem. In North Carolina alone, there have been 3 separate bills passed regarding this issue since 2007. The latest bill (House Bill 199) will go into effect on October 1, 2012 and we do not expect this to be the last piece of legislation ever passed in NC regarding this. NC recyclers must make their voices heard. We need to reach out to local law enforcement and legislators, invite them into our businesses, and educate them on all of the positives that our businesses provide. To help us in this fight, we are proud to have teamed up with experienced counsel from the BrooksPierce law firm in Raleigh.
Through this organization, RANC will help to educate and train its members on the current laws, serve as a liason between its members, law enforcement, and legislators, and will promote open lines of communication between all members.
RANC recognizes that there are some negative public perceptions towards our industry and this is one of the biggest and most challenging issues we face. We will fight hard to help change this perception. With the same effort we put into educating our members, we will work equally as hard to educate the public on the positive economic and environmental contributions we make.
We aim to make a difference and hope that you will consider joining us today. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.