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20th February 2020 – D-Day.

20th February 2020 – D-Day.

The Scrap metal Dealers Act 2013 has been in existence for 6 years and STILL the Local Authorities refuse to comply. In fact as the years have passed we now have a situation whereby half the Licensing Authorities in the country are NOT compliant to this Act of...
Labour Exploitation

Labour Exploitation

This week The Scrap Metal Dealers Association was invited to a Roundtable meeting with industries , Associations and Consultants discussing the pressing issue of Modern day slavery in the waste industry. What does it have to do with our members? Not a lot unless you...
A quick history of our    Scrap metal industry

A quick history of our Scrap metal industry

A Quick History of Our Industry by Gillian Temple In the years of flower power, Scrap metal dealers were recycling. They didn’t know it, as the word hadn’t been invented, but essentially that is what they were doing. They had been doing it since the 1920s. It would...
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

What is licensing? We all think we know what licensing is, and yet despite all Scrap metal dealers, Motor Salvage Operators and collectors having to pay hundreds of pounds, and in some cases thousands of pounds to buy a compulsory license, do we actually know what we...