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Scrap metal dealers

If you are setting up or have a business that collects, buys or sells scrap in the Hull area, you must hold a waste carriers licence (issued by the Environment Agency) and one of the following scrap metal dealer licences -

  • site licence - to operate a site and collect any scrap relevant to that site
  • collector’s licence - to collect scrap only within the authority area that it was issued

How to apply

To apply for a site or collector's licence, complete the form available below and return it to us with your licence fee.

Find out about our fees and charges

You also need to submit a basic criminal record disclosure form no older than a month old as part of the application process.

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 came into force on 1 October 2013. You must apply for a licence in every local authority area where you wish to operate your business. Any persons who carry out business as a scrap metal dealer without a licence may be liable on conviction to maximum fine of £5,000. 

Contact us

Licensing section
Hull City Council
33 Witham 

Tel: 01482 300 301
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 615 554

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