Scrap metal dealers licence

All scrap metal dealers require a licence under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

A scrap metal dealer is a person who runs a business -

  • wholly or partly buying or selling scrap metal, whether or not it is sold in the form which it was bought
  • as a motor salvage operator

Types of licence

Site licence

A site licence allows you to buy or sell scrap metal from a fixed location.

Collector's licence

A collector's licence allows you to travel within our area to collect scrap metal.