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Scrap metal dealer licence

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 gives licensing authorities the power to grant, refuse to grant or revoke a licence if the dealer is considered unsuitable. Both the local authority and the police have powers to enter and inspect premises.

All scrap metal dealers must hold a valid waste transfer licence issued by the Environment Agency

In all cases those selling scrap to a site or collector must produce personal identification at the point of sale,  and no cash purchases of scrap metal may take place, in any circumstances.