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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 us. 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 Licensing fees page. Applicants also need to submit a basic Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure form as part of the application process.

To request an application form please email licensing@north-herts.gov.uk

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.

To request an application form please email licensing@north-herts.gov.uk

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 an unlimited fine. For more information contact us.

Change your Licence

Please inform us if there are any changes to your licence by filling out the form below and emailing us. This covers any change to an existing business name, site manager or directors.

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