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Ensuring we are fully compliant with current legislation relating to scrap metal for the protection and benefit of our customers.

Since the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 all customers weighing in scrap metal are required to provide identification. All cash transactions for scrap metal were also prohibited. We have a very simply and easy process for registering new customers which allows us to fully comply with the Scrap Metal Dealers Act and also provide you with the top quality service, speed and efficiency you deserve 

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What is the scrap metal act?

To give it its full name, The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 requires scrap metal dealers to verify the identity and address of persons they receive metal from, and prohibits dealers from purchasing scrap metal for cash. The act was introduced to make it illegal for companies to pay for scrap metal with cash, and to ensure that the businesses had a relevant licence to carry on their business as a scrap metal dealer.


West Midlands Metals works with local businesses including engineering firms, contractors, roofers, plumbers, electricians and other tradespeople across the Birmingham area, and as you would expect from a reputable scrap metal dealer, we ensure our trade is conducted in line with Government legislation.

What this means for you

Since the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 all customers are required by law to provide identification when weighing in scrap metal in the UK. Acceptable forms of ID are a Photo Driving Licence, or passport and utility bill.

Birmingham based West Midlands Metals continuously strive to offer you the best price for non ferrous scrap metals. We regularly update our prices to ensure we are paying the current market prices.

Read the act in full

You can read the full details of The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 by clicking the button below.

You can rely on West Midlands Metals to collect and dispose of your non-ferrous scrap metal safely and in accordance with all the current legislation.

Get in touch with our team if you have any questions about the Scrap Metal Dealers act or anything else.

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