Scrap Metal Records

Records – Receipt of Metal

You must record the following information on receipt of any scrap metal:

• the description of the metal, including its type (or types if mixed), form, condition, weight and any marks identifying previous owners or other distinguishing features

• the date and time of its receipt

• if the metal is delivered in or on a vehicle, the registration mark (within the meaning of section 23 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994) of the vehicle

• if the metal is received from a person, the full name and address of that person

• if the dealer pays for the metal, the full name of the person who makes the payment acting for the dealer. If the dealer receives the metal from a person rather than a company, the dealer must keep a copy of any document which the dealer uses to verify the name or address of that person. If the dealer pays for the metal by cheque, the dealer must keep a copy of the cheque. If the dealer pays for the metal by electronic transfer, the dealer must:

• keep the receipt identifying the transfer, or

• the particulars identifying the transfer, if no receipt was obtained. Records – Disposal of Metal You must record the following information on disposal of any scrap metal: For these purposes metal is disposed of – whether or not it is in the same form in which it is received; whether or not it is to another person, whether or not it is despatched from a site. Site Licence Holders –

• the description of the metal, including its type (or types if mixed), form and weight;

• the date and time of its disposal

• if the disposal is to another person , the full name and address of that person

• If the dealer receives payment for the metal (by way of sale or exchange) the price or consideration received. Collectors Licence Holders –

• Date and time of disposal

• if the disposal is to another person , the full name and address of that person

Find out more with this link for the UK users and this link for Canadian users

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