Application process | Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 | Medway Council

Application process

If you want to apply for a licence please read these documents carefully:

If you do not have Word, you may download the pdf versions:


The licence fees are:

  • 3 year site licence: £550
  • 3 year collector's licence, for mobile carriers: £340

You can get a copy of your licence for £29.

Variation of licence

The following fees are payable if you need to make changes to your licence:

  • change a collector to site licence: £235.50
  • change a site to collector's licence: £72.50
  • change of site manager: £119.50
  • minor variation: £37 

Transporting scrap metal

To collect or transport scrap metal legally, in addition to obtaining a Scrap Metal Dealer Licence from us you will also need a Waste Carrier's Licence issued by the Environment Agency. You can register for this online.