Scrap metal

Site licence

A site licence authorises the licensee to carry on business at any specified site in the authority’s area and allows the transportation of scrap metal to and from any of the sites specified on the licence from any local authority area.


  • Site licence (grant) £280 for 3 years (if more than one site is specified, +£70 per site. Minimum £50 to be paid on initial application. The remainder of the fee must be paid prior to the grant of the licence)
  • Site licence (renewal) £240 for 3 years (if more than one site is specified, +£70 per site)
  • Variation (change of site manager) £40
  • Variation (site licence to collector licence) £40
  • Variation (collector licence to site licence) £65 (if more than one site is specified, +£35 per site)
  • Variation (change of site) £65 (if more than one site is subject to change, +£35 per site)
  • Variation (change of details) £20

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Download and return the relevant application form to, or apply online at the link


Pay online

You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Please select 'Licensing' from the left-hand side:

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