Home > Metal Detecting Code of Ethics Metal Detecting Code of Ethics Code of Ethics Never Trespass – Respect Property and Always Get Permission. Dig Properly – Fill All Holes. Leave the Area Cleaner and Better Than When You Arrived. If you discover any item of significant historical interest, notify the local historian or museum. If you discover any lethal object, do not touch, notify the police. Dispose of litter or trash in proper containers. Obey all laws and ordinances that may pertain to a site. Protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property. Be courteous to all, you are a representative of our hobby/sport.