Tel: 01295 720286  |  @: smithatbloxham@btconnect.com; accounts@smithsofbloxham.co.uk; 

FAQ

The Bloxham scrap car & van purchase company

There have been some important changes in the scrap metal industry in the last few years, and as the number one scrap car and van purchase company in the Bloxham area, we take our legal responsibilities very seriously. The biggest change is that we can no longer pay cash for scrap metal, and we are obliged to check and record the identity of those who sell us scrap metal. Below you will find an overview of the new rules as well as the most frequently asked questions regarding our skip hire service. Call 01295 720286 for further information.

FAQ's

Q: What size skip do you need?

A: We have a wide variety of skip sizes available from 6 to 40 cubic yards and we also supply enclosed lockable skips.
Q: Where can I have my skip dropped?
A: You can have it dropped on your driveway, garden or building site, basically any privately owned land. You will require a permit from your local council if placing a skip on a public highway which we can arrange.
Q: Are there any restrictions on what I can put into a skip?
A: Yes. You cannot use a skip to dispose of asbestos, plasterboard, fridge/freezers, car batteries, tyres, gas cylinders, paint tins (empty or full), fluorescent tubes, hazardous liquids,waste oils fuel etc television sets, or computer monitors. This is constantly changing in line with EA legislation, If unsure please phone us for details.
Q: Can asbestos removal be arranged?
A:We can supply a skip just for the purpose of asbestos only and there is a disposal charge per ton of asbestos. You must first register with environment agency and then contact us with your details so we can fill in the appropriate hazardous waste forms which are required by law.
Q:What is the price of a skip?
A: This depends on what is being put into it, where your location is and if you require a permit. Also there are weight limits of 2 to 3 tons on 20 and 40yrd skips and a charge will be issued for any weight that exceeds the limit,details of this can be given upon ordering the skip.
Q: How long can I keep the skip?
A: Skips can usually be kept on site for up to 10 days. However individual requirements can be accommodated dependent on availability.
Q: How do I book a skip?
A: Our staff will be happy to take your call from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm

The Law

Cashless Trading became law in December 2012 as part of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishing of Offenders Act, 2012. This law banned the use of cash in the scrap metal business in England and Wales. It is now a criminal offense to pay sellers in cash. 

Additionally, The Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) makes it necessary to provide identification at point of sale a legal requirement. See the 'Cashless Trading' section on our Homepage for details of which forms of ID are necessary, and visit the BMRA website at http://www.recyclemetals.org/news for the latest information on the letter of the law.

Call us on 01295 720286 today!

Share by: