Application process

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


Site licence fees

  • application: £350
  • grant: £217
  • site licence total: £567.

Collectors licence fees

  • application: £276
  • grant: £54
  • collectors licence total: £330.

Other fees

  • change a collector to a site licence: £243
  • change a site to a collectors licence: £75
  • minor variation (for example, change of address): £38.50
  • change of site manager: £123.50
  • replacement scrap metal licence: £30.

Transporting scrap metal

To collect or transport scrap metal legally, you must get a scrap metal dealer licence from us and a waste carrier's licence from the Environment Agency.

You can register for a waste carrier's licence online.