Scrap metal dealers

You must hold either a site or mobile collector’s licence, issued by us, if you are a scrap metal dealer or motor salvage operator. To apply for a licence and for information on the restrictions that apply visit

Fees apply – see table of fees below.

Scrap Metal Dealers Act Fees  
Site licence new and renewal £423.00
Site licence variation to collector licence £182.00
Collector licence new and renewal £302.00
Collector licence variation to site licence £182.00
Change of name of licencee of site licence £60.00
Change of identity of sites in the authority's area contained in the licence £121.00
Change of site manager at each site £121.00
Change of collector's name £60.00
Copy of licence £31.00

You will also need to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service check.

We can refuse or revoke a licence if we consider a dealer is unsuitable. We can also specify additional conditions where an applicant or site manager has been convicted of a relevant offence. The Council and police have powers of entry, inspection of premises and certain record and can issue closure notices for unlicensed premises.

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