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Scrap metal Licence Application

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (the Act) comes into force on 1 October 2013.

Licence Summary

To carry on business as a scrap metal dealer you must have a licence. Trading without a licence is a criminal offence.  A licence will expire after 3 years.

There are two types of licence

Site Licence -  All sites where a licensee carries on business as a scrap metal dealer must be identified and a site manager must be named for each site. This licence allows the licensee to transport scrap metal to and from those sites from any local authority area.

Collector’s Licence – this authorises the licensee to operate as a mobile collector in the area of the issuing local authority permitting them to collect scrap metal as appropriate. This includes commercial as well as domestic scrap metal. If a mobile collector operates within more than one local authority’s district, a licence will be required for each authority that (s)he operates in.

Fees for Borough of Poole
  • Site Licence £781.00
  • Collectors Licence £450.00

All applications must be submitted with the correct licence fee. The application form contains guidance on the information that you are required to provide.

You and every person listed on the application form needs to submit a Basic Disclosure Certificate from Disclosure Scotland.  You can apply online for a "Basic Disclosure" with Disclosure Scotland and there is a fee payable to them.  The basic disclosure shall be issued no earlier than three calendar months before the giving of the application to the relevant licensing authority for it to be considered as valid.

How To Apply

To apply for a Scrap Metal Dealers licence please complete the form alongside. It should be returned to the address below.  

Environmental Services
Unit 1, Newfields Business Park, 2 Stinsford Road, Poole
BH17 0NF

Tel: 01202 261700
Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

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Environmental Services
Unit 1
Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
BH17 0NF