Crushing beer cans into a block ready to be recycled is a full time job for workers in the scrap metal business.
"We recycle all the scrap metal material that's out there. Ranges anywhere from steel, to aluminum, to copper, to brass. All the way around," Striker said.
Nearly any type of metal that's reusable, Hayes Iron and Metal recycling in Henry County most likely has it.
That's helped them make a profit.
After each purchase, the company holds its information for police.
Every item bought from a scrap metal seller is recorded down to the seller's car information.
"I.D., license plate number, vehicle description and stuff like that. We get all that for the authorities because they come in every day and get a copy of our tickets for all sells," Striker said.
Now buyers like this business owner can add more requirements to the list.
Under a new law waiting for the governor's signature, buyers have to take a picture of proprietary metals, like manhole covers, high gauge wires or bleacher seats.
Delegate Don Merricks pushed to get the law passed.
"So hopefully we'll get the people on the buying end set up and take notice and say, hey we got to follow the rules. And then the people who are trying to sell, who unfortunately stole it and trying to sell, we're trying to narrow down the avenue where they can unload the metal," Merricks said.
If anything, he hopes this will stop sellers from walking in a scrap metal business and ultimately stop metal thefts.
This is an addition to the law already in place.
There's a 75 hundred dollar fine if caught selling stolen metal.