How to get a skip licence and how you can report a skip that is causing a problem.
New legislation comes into force from October 2013, that requires Scrap Metal dealers to have a licence.
This licence will be issued by the council. There will be a charge for this licence.
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.
With either application you will need to also submit a basic criminal record disclosure form, no more than one month old.
To ensure you can operate as a Scrap Metal dealer you will need to submit a valid application with the correct documentation and fee Between 1st & 15th October 2013.