POLICe and the council are appealing for Kirk Hallam residents to report any vehicles collecting scrap metal in the area.
People have reported seeing numerous vehicles using a loud speaker to advertise the collections, which they are not allowed to do.
If they are genuine collectors then they should be licensed.
Anyone who does see metal collectors in their area can call Erewash Borough Council on 0115 9072244 or speak to local police teams on 101.
Callers will need to supply a registration number and other details about the sighting.