Scrap Metal Dealers
Any individual or business dealing with scrap metal must be licensed with the local authority where they collect. This means a collector can hold a licence with several councils. Any changes (including ceasing activities) to a registered business must also be notified. The Licence ceases after 3 years unless a further application has been made.
Apply for a scrap metal dealer licence (Opens in a New Window)
Change a scrap metal dealer licence (Opens in a New Window)
Are You Eligible?
Restriction on the holding and storage of scrap metal may be imposed by a Court.
How We Process Your Application
Dealers are required to keep specified records of scrap metal movements.
Your application will be processed within 3 months.
If you do not receive the license, you will be not be able to trade.
Find out more about Fees
Find out more about Appeals and Complaints
View the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. (Opens in a New Window)
There are fees for licence applications. If an application is refused only a small portion of the fee is returned.
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