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Scrap Metal Dealers

Anyone operating as a Scrap Metal Dealer (including Motor Salvage Operators) is required to be licensed with the Local Authority. The dealing in scrap metal is controlled by the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 came into force in October 2013. The  legislation requires that any persons collecting or buying scrap metal / salvage in the Ashfield District will need a Scrap Metal Dealer Licence. 

There are two types of licences - a Site Licence, and a Mobile Collector Licence.

Please note that if you buy and sell scrap metal as a "Mobile Collector", you need to hold a licence with every Council in whose area you buy and sell.

For further information as to how to apply for a licence, the application forms, the fees payable to the Council, and other relevant information to assist you in making your application and complying with the requirements of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, please click here.