Industry supports ban on cash for scrap metal

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  1. The government has already banned cash payments for construction work – try asking a main contractor for cash. So there’s no moral reason for banning them for scrap.

    I complained to my MP about scrap theft when the local coastguard comms system was out for 4 hours after cable was stolen. I asked why sellers turning up at scrap yards weren’t required to produce their waste transfer notes and Waste Carrier certificates, as by definition, scrap metal is ‘waste’ under European regulations and cannot be carried except in very small quantities that might pass as domestically sourced, eg a single car battery

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