Scrap Metal Dealers

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 requires that any person(s) or organisations collecting, buying or selling scrap metal in North Hertfordshire must possess a licence issued by NHDC. There will be a charge for licences granted under this legislation.

Site Licence

This will be required where a business operates as a scrap metal dealer at a fixed premises within the administrative boundaries of NHDC. A Site Manager must be named for each site that is licensed. If a licence is granted, the licensee will be permitted to operate from that site as a scrap metal dealer including the transportation of scrap metal to and from that site.

To lawfully operate as a scrap metal dealer from a fixed site within North Hertfordshire you will need to submit a valid application form, supporting documentation and fee to NHDC. To obtain this licence, a Site Application Form needs to be completed and returned to the Council. There will be a charge for licences granted under this legislation and details of these can be found on the Housing and Public Protection Application fees page. Applicants also need to submit a basic Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure form as part of the application process.

Collector’s Licence

This authorises the licensee to operate as a mobile collector in the area of this Council, permitting them to collect scrap metal (including both commercial as well as domestic scrap metal). If a mobile collector operates within more than one local authority area, a licence will be required for each and every authority that he/she operates in.

To obtain this licence, a Collector’s Application Form needs to be completed and returned to the Council together with the relevant fee. Applicants also need to submit a basic criminal record disclosure form as part of the application process.

Offences

Anyone or any organisation that carries on a business which consists wholly or party in the buying or selling of scrap metal without a licence may be liable, on conviction, to a maximum fine of £5,000.
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