Scrap metal dealers licence

Licenses

If you collect, buy or sell scrap metal you will require a scrap metal dealer licence issued by us. There are two types of licence:

A scrap metal site licence - £525

This will be required by all sites where a licensee carries on the business as a scrap metal dealer. A site manager has to be named for each site. This licence allows you to transport scrap metal to and from those sites.

A scrap metal collector’s licence - £350

This allows the licensee to operate as a collector in the area of the issuing local authority. It does not allow you to operate in any other local authority area, so a separate licence has to be obtained from each council you wish to operate in.

The licence does not authorise the licensee to operate a site; to do so you will need a scrap metal site licence.

The licence lasts for three years and must be renewed for as long as you deal in scrap metal.

It is your responsibility to ensure you are licensed.  You can apply for either type of licence using the scrap metal dealers application form

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