The law regarding scrap metal dealers and motor salvage has changed. New legislation called the Scrap Meal Dealers Act 2013 has now been introduced.
The new legislation requires that any persons collecting or buying scrap in Bassetlaw requires a Scrap Metal Dealer Licence issued by us. The new legislation has replaced the old Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and also the Motor Salvage Operators regulations 2002. The new Act give Local Authorities more powers of control, for example refusal of a Licence or revocation of a Licence if the dealer is considered “unsuitable” or the operators are not abiding to the legislative requirements of their application. The Police and Local Authorities now have powers of entry for inspection of a scrap metal premise.
Last Updated on Friday, December 2, 2022