The new Scrap Metal Act 2013 comes into force on 1 October 2013. The key features of the new legislation are:
There are two types of licence specified in the Act.
All the sites where a licensee carries on business as a scrap metal dealer have to be identified and a site manger 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.
Site licence application fee - £465
Collector licence application fee - £285
You can apply for a Scrap Metal Dealers licence by completing and returning the application form along with the relevant fee. In addition, you must also submit the following:
All documents produced must be originals as we cannot accept any photocopies.
Please note that other relevant documentation may also be requested in order to determine an application.
To apply for a basic disclosure certificate please contact Disclosure Scotland.
Go to the GOV.UK site to register as a waste carrier, dealer or broker.
More information on scrap metal licence can be found on the GOV.UK website or you can contact the licensing team directly.