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Stop Material Theft

The scrap recycling industry is working to be a part of the solution to material theft. is a tool for law enforcement that allows you to alert the scrap industry of significant thefts of materials in the United States and Canada. Upon validation and review, alerts you post are broadcast by email to all subscribed users within a 100 mile radius of where the incident occurred.

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Latest News

Posted Dec 9

Receive Alerts

New registrants to are encouraged to take full advantage of the system by electing to receive alerts; whether by zip code(s) or state(s). When registering, simply check the block t...

Posted Jul 31

Catalytic Converters

A separate category is now available for users reporting the theft of catalytic converters. In the Materials Information section under Materials Involved, users will now be able to select Metal - Cata...

Posted Mar 16

Identifying Materials

As much as possible, please provide a detailed description of stolen material under Additional Identifying Characteristics in the Materials section of the Alert. This will assist law enforcement and r...

Posted Oct 4

Scrap Theft Alert Mobile Site

The Scrap Theft Alert mobile site is now live. Users visiting the site on cell phones and other mobile devices will automatically be routed to the new mobile site. For those wishing to access the desk...

Posted Dec 3

Ability to Receive Alerts From Multiple States

Registrants can now opt to receive alerts from up to five states. This is a change from the past option of receiving alerts from one state or multiple zip codes. Registrants still have the ability to ...

Latest Theft Alerts


copper wire

Goodells, MI

Catalytic Converters

Louisville, KY

Catalytic Converter

Wallingford, CT

aluminum truck rims

Portersville, PA

catalytic converter

Prairie City, IA

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