SCRAP METAL DEALERS ACT 2013

SCRAP METAL DEALERS ACT 2013

SCRAP METAL DEALERS ACT 2013

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 will start to replace the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and the Motor Salvage Operators Regulation 2002 from 1 October 2013.

Provisions of the new Act include the following:

  • The requirement for metal dealers to satisfy their local authority that they are a legitimate trader;
  • All sellers of metal must provide verifiable ID at point of sale which is recorded and retained by the dealer;
  • A cashless offence will apply to all scrap metal dealers including ‘mobile/itinerant collectors’ who conduct house to house collections;
  • There will be two types of licence available: a site licence or a collector’s licence;
  • There will be a single national publicly available register of all scrap metal dealers.

There are fees applicable for this service.

Under the new Act we must not issue a licence unless we are satisfied that the applicant is a suitable person to carry on business as a scrap metal dealer. In the case of a partnership this means assessing the suitability of each of the partners in the partnership, while in the case of a company it means assessing the suitability of any directors, company secretaries or shadow directors.

Therefore, as part of the new application process an applicant will be required to provide a Basic Disclosure certificate for these persons from Disclosure Scotland to submit along with their application form.

The Environment Agency holds a national register of all licences issued under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. Public registers can be viewed at Public Register of Scrap Metal Dealers

Fees

The fees for a new scrap mental dealer licence are £330.00 for a site licence and £205.00 for a collectors licence.
A variation to either of these licences will cost £45.00

 Application for Scrap Metal Dealer Licence

You can apply for a scrap metal dealer licence online, through the Business Link website, by selecting one of the links below:

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