In the UK, individuals can sell their scrap metal, but there are legal requirements that must be followed. It is against the law to receive cash payment for scrap metal, even if the sale is conducted from one’s home address. The seller must provide identification, and the buyer must hold a Scrap Metal Dealers Licence. This measure is intended to prevent theft and fraud and ensure that all transactions are properly documented. It is advisable to find a licensed dealer to purchase scrap metal to ensure that the sale is conducted legally and in compliance with the law.