Recycling and waste management company SITA UK has said the passage of the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill through the House of Commons will help to crack down on metal theft.
A compromise was reached between the Government and dissenting MPs to ensure the Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. It will now be sent to the Lords for further scrutiny.
SITA UK handles around 500,000 tonnes of scrap metal per year through its network of metal recycling yards.
Its chief executive David Palmer-Jones said: “Common sense has prevailed for the common good. The House of Commons has now approved a new law to properly regulate scrap metal traders. This should finally help crack down on metals theft that has blighted everyone across business, church communities and local authorities.”