The below are part of the The new Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) and are government law. No Cash for Scrap and Photo ID & Proof of Address will be required in ALL scrap metal yards.
No Cash Payment for Scrap Metal
From the 3rd of December 2012; all scrap metal yards will no longer be allowed to pay Cash for Scrap Metal.
All Metals Recycling are leading the way in innovation by now being able to instantly make a payment onto a Tornado prepaid Visa/Master Card which you can take away and use in anywhere that accepts Visa or if you prefer we can also continue to make payments by either CHEQUE or BANK TRANSFER. (Bank Transfers are same day payments and may take up to 6 hours to show in your account.)
Photo ID & Proof of Address Required
Additional Scrap Metal Laws that came into effect on the 1st of December 2013 stated that Scrap Metal Companies will NOT be able to purchase your metals unless we have a copy of your;
- Current Great Britain or Northern Ireland photo driving licence
- A valid UK or EEA passport or a valid UK biometric immigration document
- A Proof of Address letter dated within the last 3 months. This can be a bank or building society statement; a credit or debit card statement; a Council Tax demand letter or statement; or a utility bill.
Call us on 01384 470899 if you need more information.