You must hold either a site or mobile collector's licence, issued by the council, if you're a scrap metal dealer in England and Wales.

Step 1 - apply for basic disclosure

To apply for a scrap metal dealer or collectors licence, you must first apply for a basic disclosure.

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Paperclip You will need to pay an application fee of £25.00

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Step 2 - apply for a scrap metal site or collectors licence

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After you've applied

  • If there are no objections and the applicant fulfils the application criteria, the application will be granted.

Licence types

  • A site licence will allow you to operate a site and collect any scrap relevant to that site.
  • A collectors licence will allow you to collect scrap only within the authority area that it was issued.
  • You will need to apply for collector's licences from separate authorities should you wish to operate in more than one council area.

Licence costs

Cost of licence
Licence type Fee
Site licence
(valid for three years from date of issue)
£610.00
Site licence renewal
(valid for three years from date of issue)
£550.00
Application to vary a site licence £80.00
Collectors licence
(valid for three years from date of issue)
£355
Collectors licence renewal
(valid for three years from date of issue)
£310.00
Variation £50.00
Change of site details £25.00
Change of collector details £25.00
Change of site manager £75.00
New/replacement vehicle plate £20.00

Contact Licensing

  • Kirklees Licensing Service
  • Address Flint Street Depot, Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
  • Phone 01484 456868
  • Email licensing@kirklees.gov.uk