Melton Borough Council

Apply for a scrap metal dealer's licence

There are two types of scrap metal dealer's licences available, depending on your type of business. These licences last for three years:


  1. Site licences for scrap metal dealers and/or motor salvage operators;
  2. Collectors’ licences for mobile collectors. These need to be displayed on your vehicle and show that you are properly licensed.

How to apply  

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Apply for scrap metal dealer licence


Complete the application form and submit this to Environmental Health with your payment of fee.  Cheques need to be made payable to Melton Borough Council.   If you wish to pay by debit card instead, please use our online payment facility.  You will need to make a note of the required fee, below. 

Basic Disclosure - a basic disclosure report from The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required, carried out on the police national computer. You can apply on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. It can take two to three weeks for a disclosure search to be returned. (Note: The disclosure search must be no older than one month from its issue date when applying).

Fees and Charges

Scrap Metal Licence  
Scrap Metal Dealers  - Site Licence £346.30
Scrap Metal Dealers  - Collectors Licence £311.50


If scrap metal is a by-product of your business you may be exempt from the need to be licensed.  Examples of businesses which may be exempt are builders, plumbers and motor vehicle repair garages.

Public Register

View the register of licensed scrap metal dealers