9th October 2012
The registration requirements that apply to "itinerant collectors" of scrap metal are poorly understood in the industry, local authorities and by police officers.
Itinerants collectors must register with their local authority as scrap metal dealers and unless in possession of a specific order permitting them to keep reduced records must maintain the full documentation, including a "police book" required by Section 2 of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964. Furthermore, without a specific order they will not be permitted to pay cash for scrap from 3 December 2012.
You can download a leaflet with more information by clicking here.
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