What we're all about...

Our number one priority is to educate and inform the community, decision makers and regulators about the process, procedures and issues of the metals recycling industry within the state of Texas. It is our goal to keep the lines of communication open between members and key constituents regarding issues that impact our industry daily. RCOT is committed to working cooperatively with law enforcement and federal, state and local government to fight metal theft. We will continue to work with other stakeholders to keep our economy strong, environment clean and communities safe.

We gather and disseminate to its members information concerning legislation enacted or proposed for passage by any legislative body of the State of Texas or any political subdivision thereof;

 Gather and disseminate to its members information concerning rules and regulations governing the recycling industry adopted or proposed for adoption by any administrative agency.

Provide for appearances before, submission of statements to, or sending communications to, the committees or individual members of any legislative body of the State of Texas, or any political subdivision thereof, in support of or opposition to any legislative, or proposed legislation, affecting the recycling industry.

Provide for appearances before, submission of statements to, or sending communications to, the appropriate bodies or individual members of any administrative or regulatory agency, commission or body politic of the State of Texas, or any subdivision thereof, in support of or opposition to any rule or regulation, or proposed rule or regulation, affecting the recycling industry.

Develop and promote the passage or adoption of legislation, and governmental rules and regulations in Texas concerning the recycling industry which are fair and equitable to all persons and business entities engaged therein;

01.

Representing Business

We represent the for profit businesses engaged in the recycling industry in the state of Texas.

02.

Benefiting Recycling

Our goal is to Foster and promote the best interests of those persons engaged in the recycling industry in the State of Texas;

03.

Tax Exempt

We are a a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Code).

The term “recycling industry” means the business of buying, selling, trading, manufacturing, processing and/or reprocessing, for profit, all kinds and types of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals and nonmetallic scrap materials, including, but not necessarily limited to, textiles, paper, plastics and glass.  However, the term specifically does not include the business of wrecking yards operators, car flatteners or persons predominately engaged in solid waste and/or toxic waste disposal.”

Our Officers

Mel Wright

President
Wright’s Scrap Metals, Inc.

Arnold Gachman

Vice President
Gachman Metals & Recycling

Suzanne Fulton

Secretary
Fulton Supply & Recycling, Inc.

Kevin Haynes

Treasurer
Texas Port Recycling

Board of Directors

David Bayouth
Jarvis Metals Recycling Inc.

Suzanne Fulton
Fulton Supply & Recycling Inc.

Arnold Gachman
Gachman Metals & Recycling

Jason Avery
EMR Gold Recycling

Brandi Harleaux
South Post Oak Recycling

Kevin Haynes
Texas Port Recycling

Jennifer Jackson
Longhorn Recycling LP

Tim Nemek
M. Lipsitz & Co.

Alton Schaubhut
Commercial Metals Company

Joe Schneider
Holmes Road Recycling Co Inc

Jim Shapiro
Austin Metal & Iron Co

Jordan Vexler
Monterrey Iron & Metal

Andy Wells
K & L Auto Crushers

Scott Wilkinson
Wilkinson Iron & Metal, Inc.

Mel Wright
Wright’s Scrap Metals Inc