Mobile Scrap Collectors
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, which clamps down
on rogue traders means that all dealers must apply to the local council for a licence to operate.
• A mobile collector’s licence must be displayed on any vehicle that is being used in the course of the business and can be easily read by a person outside the vehicle.
• Mobile collectors are not allowed to buy scrap metal for cash and must record details of any scrap metal received in the course of their business.