Scrap metal dealers

Anyone who collects or buys scrap metal needs a licence.

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 requires any persons collecting or buying scrap metal in South Kesteven to have a Scrap Metal Dealer Licence issued by us. 

Please download an application form and guidance below.

Applicants must satisfy us that they are a legitimate trader and a suitable person to carry on a scrap metal business. Applicants are also required to produce a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check criminal records check  - available online from the Disclosure Barring Service  or call the DBS helpline on 03000 200 190.

From 4 April 2022, the rules are changing with regard to  your tax responsibilities when you apply for a licence for a:

  • scrap metal site

  • scrap metal collector

If you're an individual, company or any type of partnership you must confirm you are aware of your tax responsibilities if you're applying for a licence:

Current fees and charges

Public register of scrap metal dealers

For further information, please submit an enquiry >>