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Scrap metal /Motor salvage

Scrap dealers and motor salvage operators need to register with their relevant local district / borough council.

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (opens in a new window) came into force in 2013 and created two different types of scrap metal licence. One is a site licence for businesses such as scrap yards, the other a collector's licence for persons who do not store scrap metal but collect through door-to-door collections.

Both motor salvage operators and scrap metals dealers will fall under the 2013 Act and will require either a site licence or operator licence.

For more details about how to apply and how much the licence will cost, please select the relevant local authority:

  • Christchurch and East logoChristchurch and East Dorset

    Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 all motor salvage operators and scrap metal dealers must be licensed with the local authority where a site exists or collections take place.

  • North Dorset District CouncilNorth Dorset

    The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 replaces the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and the Motor Salvage Operators Regulation 2002 from 1st October 2013.

  • Purbeck District CouncilPurbeck

    How to apply for a scrap metal licence.

  • West Dorset District Council LogoWest Dorset

    Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 all motor salvage operators and scrap metal dealers must be licensed with the local authority where a site exists or collections take place.

  • Weymouth and Portland Borough CouncilWeymouth and Portland

    Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 all motor salvage operators and scrap metal dealers must be licensed with the local authority where a site exists or collections take place.

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