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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 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.

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 ...

Posted Apr 11

User Advisory

Please remember, all thefts reported to must be reported to law enforcement and the proper information recorded in the Law Enforcement Section. Recyclers or other users who identif...

Posted Feb 25

User Update

Effective immediately, will no longer broadcast alerts for stolen motor vehicles. This change is due to law enforcement's ability to report stolen motor vehicles on state criminal ...

Latest Theft Alerts


Fire Hydrant

Apple Valley, CA

Metal Statue

Pomerene, AZ

350' of 6' of Chain link fencing with identifiable orange stripe

Hesperia, CA

22 Marine starters. 6 aluminum Marine bellhousings. They're very skinny compared to Automotive. And two 2000, to 2500 lb of iron cast aluminum

Tacoma, WA

PROPERTY 2,500 TO 30,000.

San Marcos, TX

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