Scrap metal

Scrap metal

Any person who carries on a business of buying or selling scrap metal or carries on a business as a motor salvage operator will be required to apply for a scrap metal dealers licence under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

It is a criminal offence to trade as a scrap metal dealer without the appropriate authorisation.

Licence types

Public register

A register of Scrap Metal Dealers is available to view on the Environment Agency website.


Home Office Guidance

Hambleton District Council guidance

Summary of legislation

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Officer decisions

A record of decisions made by officers

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