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Scrap metal

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

1. Overview

Any persons collecting, buying or selling scrap will require a Scrap Metal Dealer Licence from us.

There are two types of licence:

  • A site licence (allows you to operate a site and collect scrap relevant to that site)
  • A collector's licence (allows you to collect scrap within the authority area the licence is issued)

An application needs to be made for your licence and a fee will be payable to us. You will also need to complete our basic criminal record disclosure form as part of the application process.

Any persons who carry out business as a scrap metal dealer without a licence may be liable on conviction to a maximum fine of £5,000.

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