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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 £540.70 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 £360.50 and is valid for three years.

Apply for a scrap metal licence