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Scrap collectors, wheelie bins and nuisance phone calls

Scrap collectors

Anyone going door to door asking for, or collecting scrap from the roadside must have a Licence issued by the Local Authority. This Licence must be displayed in the vehicle so it can be easily read. If you have any scrap we advise that you contact a local Licenced Collector who will normally pick up for free depending on what the items are. A quick search on Social Media or the Internet will find the help you need. Unfortunately unlicensed collectors will sometimes go onto private land to look for items to take, often resulting in items being stolen. If you see a suspicious vehicle and / or people that appear to be looking for scrap, please report to Police on 101 with a description and the registration number of the vehicle.

Prevent theft of your wheelie bins

Here are a few tips on keeping them secure:-

  • Mark them with your postcode and house number. Other decorations on the side that make them easily recognisable are allowed.
  • Chain them together and to something secure when not being collected.
  • Bring them back in as soon after collection as possible. If you are unable to do this see if a neighbour or other trusted person would help.

Nuisance Phone Calls

Unsolicited nuisance phone calls from call centres and from those with a criminal intent are still a problem. Callers purporting to be from BT, Microsoft and HMRC are just some of the scams that we have heard of. These callers are trying to get your personal information, or are asking for payment to solve non-existent problems. There are a few ways that can prevent these calls getting through including Call-blockers and Caller ID screens. For further information on how you can prevent these calls check out the Internet or contact your phone provider. Here are some useful websites.

 


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