Choosing a Reputable Scrap Metal Collector

Taroni’s of Birmingham are a licensed scrap metal dealer and collector. We take pride in responsibly recycling and disposing of scrap metal with minimal impact on the environment. We have decades of experience working will businesses and individuals ensuring that you have peace of mind knowing that your scrap metal is dealt with responsibly by a licensed expert.

When scrapping metal it is important to ensure that you are dealing with a licensed specialist such as Taroni’s of Birmingham. If in doubt you should ask to see the the dealer or collectors license.

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 is a key piece of legislation in the UK that regulates the scrap metal industry. Here are some key points related to scrap metal licensing in the UK:

Scrap Metal Dealers License:

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 requires all individuals and businesses involved in buying or selling scrap metal to have a license issued by the local authority where their business is based.
There are two types of licenses: site licenses for those who operate from a fixed location and collector’s licenses for itinerant collectors who operate from a vehicle.

Registration and Verification:

Applicants for a scrap metal dealer’s license need to provide certain information, including their name, address, and details of any relevant convictions.
Local authorities have the responsibility to verify the information provided by the applicant before issuing a license.


Scrap metal dealers are required to keep detailed records of transactions, including information about the seller, the metal involved, and payment details.
The records should be kept for a specified period, and authorities may inspect them to ensure compliance.

Metal Theft Prevention:

The legislation is designed, in part, to address issues related to metal theft. By regulating the scrap metal industry, the government aims to make it more difficult for thieves to dispose of stolen metal.

Penalties for Non-Compliance:

Failure to comply with the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, such as operating without a license or not keeping proper records, can result in penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

It’s important to note that laws and regulations can change, so it’s advisable to consult with legal professionals or visit official government websites for the latest and most accurate information on scrap metal license laws in the UK.

If you are looking for a professional, licensed and friendly company to collect your scrap metal then get in touch with Taroni’s of Birmingham today. We work with businesses and individuals to ensure that their scrap metal is responsibly recycled.