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PROTECT YOUR JOB. STOP THE STATE’S MONEY GRAB.

The State of California is in the process of regulating the
entire metal recycling industry out of existence.

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Dear _______:
I am a resident of your district and I make my living by collecting scrap metal from our community. I have worked hard to build my small business, support my family and clean up our neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, I have learned that the state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering calling scrap metal hazardous waste and requiring permits for recycling that will be difficult to obtain. If DTSC goes forward, their action would eliminate the value of the metal I collect. DTSC would prevent my customers -- local metal recycling and processors – from being able to shred and recycle the metal I collect.

Unless you can stop DTSC, there will be no market for my scrap metal, which is a valuable commodity that for years has been handled safely and provided me with a decent living through hard work.

Please stop DTSC from killing my job.

Dear____________:

I work in the metal recycling industry and am very concerned that the state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering calling scrap metal hazardous waste and requiring permits for recycling that will be difficult to obtain and maintain. DTSC’s proposed action would eliminate my job without any justification. DTSC – known as a very dysfunctional bureaucracy – is considering redefining every metal recycling as toxic waste. That is not only unnecessary, it is crazy.

DTSC has no science or facts to support this idea. It seems like a money grab that will hurt businesses and green jobs like mine. Metal recycling is a important and successful business, why does California want to destroy the most successful recycling program in the state?

Please intervene to protect our environment, economy and community. Please stop DTSC.

Dear ___________:

As a voter in your district, I am upset to learn that the State of California is considering regulatory options that will effectively eliminate our metal recycling program, which for decades has been a model national of success.

Metal recycling provides minorities and low-income families the opportunity to earn a living while providing a vital environmental and community service. Without metal recycling, our streets will be cluttered with old metal cars and appliances.

It is outrageous that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is trying to change the law – without any scientific or environmental justification – and effectively kill metal recycling in California because it now “wants to regulate” metal recycling and shredding as a hazardous activity. DTSC has a poor track record at permitting the industries they already regulate. Now they want to expand their jurisdiction!

We already have many state and local agencies that oversee this industry. For years, this comprehensive regulatory system has protected our environment and community. We don’t need a new bureaucratic power grab that could destroy a very positive and successful system that benefits us all. Please do what you can to stop DTSC.

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Dear _______:
I am a resident of your district and I make my living by collecting scrap metal from our community. I have worked hard to build my small business, support my family and clean up our neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, I have learned that the state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering calling scrap metal hazardous waste and requiring permits for recycling that will be difficult to obtain. If DTSC goes forward, their action would eliminate the value of the metal I collect. DTSC would prevent my customers -- local metal recycling and processors – from being able to shred and recycle the metal I collect.

Unless you can stop DTSC, there will be no market for my scrap metal, which is a valuable commodity that for years has been handled safely and provided me with a decent living through hard work.

Please stop DTSC from killing my job.

Dear____________:

I work in the metal recycling industry and am very concerned that the state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering calling scrap metal hazardous waste and requiring permits for recycling that will be difficult to obtain and maintain. DTSC’s proposed action would eliminate my job without any justification. DTSC – known as a very dysfunctional bureaucracy – is considering redefining every metal recycling as toxic waste. That is not only unnecessary, it is crazy.

DTSC has no science or facts to support this idea. It seems like a money grab that will hurt businesses and green jobs like mine. Metal recycling is a important and successful business, why does California want to destroy the most successful recycling program in the state?

Please intervene to protect our environment, economy and community. Please stop DTSC.

Dear ___________:

As a voter in your district, I am upset to learn that the State of California is considering regulatory options that will effectively eliminate our metal recycling program, which for decades has been a model national of success.

Metal recycling provides minorities and low-income families the opportunity to earn a living while providing a vital environmental and community service. Without metal recycling, our streets will be cluttered with old metal cars and appliances.

It is outrageous that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is trying to change the law – without any scientific or environmental justification – and effectively kill metal recycling in California because it now “wants to regulate” metal recycling and shredding as a hazardous activity. DTSC has a poor track record at permitting the industries they already regulate. Now they want to expand their jurisdiction!

We already have many state and local agencies that oversee this industry. For years, this comprehensive regulatory system has protected our environment and community. We don’t need a new bureaucratic power grab that could destroy a very positive and successful system that benefits us all. Please do what you can to stop DTSC.