The relevant legislation which apply to trading in England and Wales can be found within the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013), and we have ensured all our site services are fully compliant.
From the 1st October 2013, it is illegal to for anyone to buy scrap metal using cash. Dealers must also verify the identity of all sellers and record transaction details. Financial transactions will be made either via automated bank transfer, cheque or pre-paid cash card. Valid forms of photographic ID i.e. passport or Photocard driving licence and formal documents as proof of address are also required as part of the sale process. This can include bank or building society and credit card statements, council tax documents or utility bills from the last 3 months.