Please read our information about running a scrap metal dealing business before you apply.

How to apply to renew

You can apply to renew your collector's licence online.

You'll need to tell us:

  • your details
  • details of any relevant environmental permit or registration
  • where scrap metal will be stored before disposal
  • details of all vehicles to be used under the collector's licence including registration numbers, make, body style, colour and model
  • if your business involves motor salvage
  • details of the bank account that will be used to pay for scrap metal
  • details of any conviction for a relevant offence or any relevant enforcement action

You'll need to send us a Basic Disclosure Certificate from  This must not be more than three months old. 

How to make changes

You can also use this application to make changes to your licence for example if you change your trading name or no longer carry on business as a scrap metal dealer.


You'll be charged a fee for this.  Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.