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Scrap metal licence

Information about scrap metal dealers and getting a licence

Scrap metal dealers

If you're a scrap metal dealer you need to apply to us for a licence.

There are two different types of licence.

Scrap Metal Site Licence

If you have a scrap metal site in the borough, or are a motor salvage operator, then you'll need to apply to us for a site licence. This licence covers buying and selling scrap metal, and the transport of scrap metal to and from your site. 

The cost of the Site Licence is £226 and is valid for three years.

Mobile Collectors Licence

You'll need to apply for a collectors licence if you:

  • use a vehicle to collect scrap metal from within the borough; and
  • take it to a scrap yard for payment, without storing it at a site

The cost of the collectors licence is £158 and is valid for three years.

Apply for a licence

Please print out our application form and return with the information below.

To apply for a scrap metal licence you'll need:

  • a basic disclosure from Disclosure Scotland (when received, send in the basic disclosure to us)
  • to pay the fee (£226 or £158)
  • two passport sized photographs (collectors licence only)

Apply for a scrap metal licence

Register of licensed scrap metal sites

We have a public register of all licensed sites and collectors.

View the public register (sites)

View the public register (collectors)

Useful information

For further information you can view our useful documents including:

  • scrap metal frequently asked questions
  • scrap metal guidance 

These documents can be found in our document downloads below.

If you would like an application pack or any further information, please contact us.