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Frequently Asked Questions

What is TTSIDA?

Trinidad and Tobago Scrap Iron Dealers Association is a Non-Profit Association of Scrap Iron companies. Our focus is to implement and enforce systems, standards, policies and procedures that govern the industry, and work with Governmental organizations to further invest in and develop our members, and protect the rights of Scrap Iron dealers and the Scrap Industry in T&T.

What does TTSIDA do?

TTSIDA lobbies with the Government (our line Ministry is the Ministry of Trade and Industry) and other related agencies like EMA, SWMCOL, TTPS etc., to put policies and guidelines in place that our members need to follow, in running a profitable, environmentally friendly company that adheres to the laws of the land. Our Current President Mr. Allan Ferguson, as well as some key members, was involved in formulating the Policy paper that currently governs the Industry.

Who can join TTSIDA?

Anyone who deals in Scrap Metals in T&T; Scrapyard, scrap collecting vans etc., can join the association. Non-T&T companies can apply to become Honorary Members.

Why should I join TTSIDA, what are the benefits?

An organization is only as strong as its members.  Joining the association ensures that your voice will be heard when issues arise that may threaten the successful running of your scrap Iron business. When the industry was being overrun by foreign companies and local members were facing closure the association fought and an agreement was reached between both parties. When members in Central were not granted their necessary license to operate, the association fought in the Court and won. When the Government instituted the need for a Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) the association held a Symposium inviting all stakeholders, and members were educated on the requirements and procedure to follow to qualify for said CEC. Joining this Association is in the best interest of a sustainable Scrap Iron Industry in Trinidad & Tobago.

What do I need to do to join TTSIDA?

You can come to our office at 16 Bypass Road, Kelly Village, or you can fill out our online membership form.

Can TTSIDA help me set up a scrap iron business?

Yes we can help guide you in starting a Scrap Iron business; we can assist you in getting all the necessary approvals, license and certifications.

I have Scrap Iron to sell, what do I need to do?

You can bring in your scrap metal to any of our member companies and get paid by the weight and condition of your items.

Can someone come to my home/office and pick up my Scrap Iron?

This can be arranged according to the amount of scrap you have, you may be charged transportation fees before you are paid for the load. (If you are not interested in being paid for the load you won’t be charged these transportation fees).

What scrap metals do you buy?

Metals like steel, iron, brass, aluminum, car batteries, and copper etc., are bought by our members. (Bring your old fridges, stoves, bed frames, chairs, computer parts, spoons, pots, bowls, wires and lots more).

Do you buy derelict cars?

Yes we do. You need to show proof of ownership of the vehicle.

For more information feel free to contact us.

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