Apply for a scrap metal licence
If you want to collect, buy or sell scrap metal you must have a licence. You could be fined up to £5,000 if you don't have one.
Scrap metal site licence
You'll need a licence for any site that you want to use for scrap metal dealing. The licence allows you to transport scrap metal to and from the location. A manager must be named for each site.
A licence costs £525 and is valid for three years.
Scrap metal collectors licence
A collectors licence allows you to operate as a mobile business in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding villages only.
A licence costs £350 and is valid for three years.