So we have been reading through the scrap metal act as its available for everyone to read online and its always good to know whats right and whats not.
Did you know?
The dealing in scrap metal or the running of a scrap metal business is controlled by the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964. No person may carry on the business of a scrap metal dealer unless they are registered to do so by their Local Authority.
A person is deemed to be carrying on a scrap metal business if:
- a place in the area is occupied by him as a scrap metal store, or
- no place is occupied by him as a scrap metal store in the Amber Valley area or elsewhere, but he has his usual place of residence in the Amber Valley Borough Council , or
- no place is occupied by him as a scrap metal store in the Amber Valley Borough Council area or elsewhere, but a place in Amber Valley Borough Council is occupied by him for the purpose of that business.
Registration as a scrap metal dealer shall last for 3 years and must be renewed on or before the expiry date if the registered person wishes to carry on as a scrap metal dealer.
Before registering any person as a scrap metal dealer the Council will require the following information:
- The full name of the dealer.
- The address of the dealer or in the case of a body corporate the registered or principal office.
- The address of each place in enter Amber Valley Borough Council that is or will be used as a scrap metal store
- If the business is carried on from the applicants place of residence, notice of that fact.
- If premises are used for a scrap metal business but not as a scrap metal store, notice of that fact and the address of the premises.
The Council must be notified within 28 days of any alterations to a registered person’s or business’ particulars, or if the business ceases to operate.