Scrap metal dealers licences
There are two types of licence, both of which will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 states that any persons collecting, buying or selling scrap metal must have a licence.
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You should apply for a site licence if you buy and sell scrap metal at a designated premises. You must name a site manager for each site. This licence also covers the transport of scrap to and from that site within Redbridge.
You should apply for a collector licence to operate as a mobile collector of scrap metal in Redbridge. This will allow you to collect commercial and domestic scrap. If you want to collect scrap from other boroughs you must apply to that council or councils.
How to apply
You can download and complete the application form Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 guidance notes (PDF 1287KB)
Applications must be accompanied by Basic Disclosure certificates, issued within the last three months, for every applicant, partner, director and site manager named in the application. You can apply for a Basic Disclosure online
The current cost of a licence, licence renewal and variation are listed below.
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