The dealing in scrap metal or the running of a scrap metal business is controlled by the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. If you are a scrap metal dealer or motor salvage operator you must have a licence to trade.
You can apply for the following licences:
A site licence allows you to trade as a scrap metal dealer at any site, or multiple sites, in Barnsley. If you want to trade in another area you'll also need to apply for a licence from that area's council.
A collector’s licence allows you to trade as a mobile collector and sell or dispose of metal in Barnsley. This includes the sale and disposal of motor parts.
You can't hold a site licence and a collector’s licence for the same area, but you can apply for a site licence in one area and a collector’s licence in another.
How to apply
As a company
If you operate as a company and want to apply for a site licence, you must send the original copy of your basic disclosure certificate with your application form to:
PO Box 634
As a sole trader or in a partnership
If you operate as a sole trader or in a partnership and want to apply for a collector's licence or a site licence, you'll need to include the following with your application:
- Application form
- Licence fee
- Disclosure Scotland - basic disclosure certificate
Must be dated within the last three months
- DVLA drivers licence/passport/birth certificate
- Valid MOT certificate
- Valid vehicle insurance certificate for all vehicles registered
For site licences you must also include MOT and insurance certificates for all vehicles that collect on an appointment basis.
Please note: all documents must be originals or certified copies only.
Copies can be certified by any one of the following:
- Bank or building society official
- Police officer
- Teacher or lecturer
We'll return all original documents to you.
The fee for a site licence is £380.
The fee for a collector's licence is £180.
Both licences last for three years.