All Scrap Metal Dealer Applications are now dealt with by Licensing under the
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 legislation (Scrap Metal Dealers were previously registered under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964).
All applications now received for Scrap Metal Dealers Licences will be dealt with as grants and applicants will be unable to trade until a licence has been issued to them.
Under the new Act, there will be 2 types of licence:
All the sites where a licensee carries on business as a scrap metal dealer have to be identified, and a site manager has to be named for each site.
This licence allows the licensee to transport scrap metal to and from those sites from any local authority area.
This allows the licensee to operate as a collector in the area of the issuing local authority.
It does not allow the collector to operate in any other local authority area, so a separate licence has to be obtained from each council the collector wishes to operate in.
The licence does not authorise the licensee to operate a site; to do so they will need a site licence from the relevant local authority.
It should be noted that a dealer can only hold one type of licence in any one local authority area. They have to decide whether they are going to have a site or a mobile licence in any one area.
They cannot hold both a site and mobile collector's licence from the same council.
Applying for a licence
Apply by post or in person
Please complete the
application form. Details of the information you need to include with your application are on the form.