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Scrap metal dealers licence

 

Licence summary

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 came into force on the 1st October 2013 the Act repealed the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 (and linked legislation) and Part 1 of Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001, which regulated Motor Salvage Operators, creating a revised regulatory regime for the scrap metal recycling and vehicle dismantling industries.

Eligibility Criteria

The Act defines a “scrap metal dealer” as, a person who is for the time being carrying on business as a scrap metal dealer, whether or not authorised by a licence.

It further states that “scrap metal” includes:

Any old, waste or discarded metal or metallic material, and

  • Any product, article or assembly which is made from or contains metal and is broken, worn out or regarded by its last holder as having reached the end of its useful l ife. 
Regulation Summary

There are two types of licence, one for a site and the other for a mobile collector (for thosecarrying on business otherwise than at a site).A site licence will be issued by the local authority in whose area a scrap metal site is situated and will require all of the sites at which the licensee carries on the business as a scrap metal dealer within the local authority area to be identified and a site manager to be named for each site. In doing so, they will be permitted to operate from those sites as a scrap metal dealer, including transporting scrap metal to and from those sites from any local authority area.

A mobile collector’s licence will authorise the licensee to operate as a mobile collector in the area of the issuing local authority, permitting them to collect any scrap metal as appropriate. This includes commercial as well as domestic scrap metal. The licence does not permit the collector to collect from any other local authority area; a separate licence would need to be obtained from each local authority in whose area the individual wished to collect in.

Application Evaluation Process

The licensing authority has to be satisfied that an applicant is a suitable person to carry on business as a scrap metal dealer. In considering suitability, the local authority may have regard to any relevant information.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online

Apply On line

Download an application form

 

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA)

International Aluminium Institute

International Lead Association

Metal Bulletin

 

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