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Apply for registration as a scrap metal dealer

Tell us about a change to your existing registration as a scrap metal dealer

To be a scrap metal dealer, you need to register with us.

Eligibility criteria

A scrap metal dealer shall be classed as carrying on a business in our district if any of these apply:

  • The dealer occupies a place as a scrap metal store in the area
  • The dealer does not occupy a place as a scrap metal store but has a usual place of residence in the area
  • The dealer does not occupy a place as a scrap metal store but occupies a place for business purposes

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application evaluation process

Applicants must provide:

  • Their full name
  • The address of the dealer, or in the case of a company, their registered or principal office
  • The address of each place occupied as a scrap metal store, if any
  • If the business is carried on without a scrap metal store
  • If the business is carried on without a scrap metal store but the applicant occupies a place for the purposes of business, and the address of such a place.

The registered dealer must notify usof any changes to these details or if they cease to be a scrap metal dealer.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes.

This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period.

Failed application redress

Please contact us first.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us first.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

Anyone suffering nuisance due to noise, smells or similar because of a commercial premises should contact our Environmental Protection team to see if they can help.

Trade associations

British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA)
International Aluminium Institute
International Lead Association
Metal Bulletin

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