Scrap dealers must have council licence
NEW laws to clamp down on unlicensed scrap dealers are being introduced across Cheltenham next month.
From October 1, the law regulating scrap metal collecting will change so that anybody collecting scrap metal or salvaging motor parts in the borough must have a licence issued by Cheltenham Borough Council.
While scrapyards operating in the borough always required permission from the council, itinerant collectors coming from outside the borough were able to collect without authorisation.
Under the new rules, nobody, regardless of where they are from or based, can act as a scrap metal dealer without having a licence issued by the borough council.
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Coun Peter Jeffries, cabinet member for housing, safety and communities, said: "The new rules will make sure people collecting scrap metal or breaking down vehicles in Cheltenham are properly licensed and regulated by the council to make sure only suitable and reputable people can operate in the borough."
For more information about licensed sites or to report unlicensed dealers, call the licensing team on 01242 77 5200.