I think there is a confusion or compression of terms.
I have a 3 foot by 1 foot piece of steel that I got cheap. I use 2 foot by 1 foot and do not need the 1 foot by 1 foot piece. That is valid scrap.
I have a 3 foot by 1 foot piece of steel that I got cheap. I use the plasma cutter to cut out as many throwing stars as possible. The result is a piece of metal with lots missing and nothing left for any one else. This is trash.
Maybe there should be a size rule and a cut off rule? If by my example I cut 2 feet of stars and had 1 foot that was still useable by someone else, I should cutoff the swiss cheese area (throw that away) and leave the 1 foot bt 1 foot in the scrap bin.
I think the term scrap may be confusing people. I also think there is a “conservative” mind set that thinks, “1 square inch still useable let me put that in the scrap bin.”
I think scrap is confusing in this use.
I think assigning a minimum continuous excess would be valuable.
I think making people responsible for cutting off the swiss cheese and throwing that away is responsible.
Finally, Ace Iron on Irving Blvd (Relatively close to Mockingbird for a reference point) will buy the swiss cheese metal for cash. They also sell by the pound, I bought an office chair for .30 cents a pound, $12 TTL. IF they have what you need, it is dirt cheap compared to new.