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Apply for a scrap metal dealers licence

You can use this form to apply for a site licence or collector's licence. You will be able to pay for your licence using a debit or credit card at the same time as making your application.

  1. Fields marked * are required
  2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

    If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
    1. Please indicate the type of licence you are applying for *
    2. Is this application for a *
  3. Permits, registrations and licences in force
    1. Do you hold any relevant environmental permits, exemptions or registrations? *
    2. Please provide details of any relevant environmental permit, exemption or registration (such as scrap metal dealer or a motor salvage operator) in relation to the applicant.
    3. Are you registered as a waste carrier? *
    4. You must be registered as a waste carrier before we are able to issue you with a scrap metal dealers licence.

      You can find out information about registering on the Natural Resources Wales website. There are two levels of registration – upper tier and lower tier. They are based on organisation type or waste type and not on quantities of waste. You may still be required to register in the upper tier even if you only transport or deal in very small amounts of waste.
    1. Are you applying as *
  4. Site licences
  5. Details of prospective licence holder - individual
    1. I am 18 years old or over*
    2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

      If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
    3. Contact details
    4. We will use your business address to correspond with you unless you indicate we should use your home address
    5. Business address
    6. Home address
  6. Details of prospective licence holder - partnership
    1. If you are applying as a partnership, please provide the following details in respect of each partner
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
  7. Details of prospective licence holder - company
    1. Address of registered office
    2. Please provide the following details for each director(s), shadow director(s) and company secretary where these are different from the applicant and site manager.
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
      1. Home address
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
  8. Site details
    1. Please list the details for each site where you propose to carry on business as a scrap metal dealer in this local authority area. If the applicant operates multiple sites within a licensing authority area, provision should be made for more than one site manager.

      Full address of each site where you intend to carry out business as a scrap metal dealer
    2. Site 1
      1. Site manager(s) details (if different from the applicant)
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
    3. Site 2
      1. Site manager(s) details (if different from the applicant)
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
    4. Site 3
      1. Site manager(s) details (if different from the applicant)
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
    5. Site 4
      1. Site manager(s) details (if different from the applicant)
      2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

        If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
    6. Please provide details of any site in the area of any other local authority at which the applicant carries on business as a scrap metal dealer or proposes to do so
    7. If the site was established after 1 November 1990
    8. Do you have planning permission?
  9. Collector's licence

    A collector's licence authorises the licensee to carry out business as a mobile collector in the authority's area only.
  10. Details of prospective licence holder
    1. I am 18 years old or over*
    2. You will need to apply to www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm before making the application for a scrap metal licence. You can upload a copy of your Basic Disclosure Certificate below.

      If you are unable to upload a copy you should take it to the Contact Centre, Civic Centre or contact Trading Standards.
    3. Contact details
    4. We will use your business address to correspond with you unless you indicate we should use your home address
    5. Business address
    6. Home address
  11. Motor salvage
    1. Motor salvage is defined as a business that:
      • wholly or in part recovers salvageable parts from motor vehicles for re-use or re-sale, and then sells the rest of the vehicle for scrap;
      • wholly or mainly involves buying written-off vehicles and then repairing and selling them off; and,
      • wholly or mainly buys or sells motor vehicles for the purpose of salvaging parts from them or repairing them and selling them off.
    2. Will your business consist of acting as a motor salvage operator? *
    3. To act as a motor salvage operator you will need to apply for a site licence.
  12. Bank accounts
    1. Please provide details of the bank account(s) that will be used to make payments to suppliers, in accordance with s12 of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
    2. Account 1
    3. Account 2
    4. Account 3
    5. Account 4
  13. Criminal convictions
    1. Have you, any listed partners, any listed directors, or any listed site manager(s) in this application vere been convicted of a relevant offence or been the subject of any relevant enforcement action? *
  14. Fee
  15. Declaration
    1. The information contained in this form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I make a material statement knowing it to be false, or if I recklessly make a material statement which is false, I will be committing an offence under Schedule 1 Para 5 of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, for which I may be prosecuted, and if convicted, fined.

      I understand that the local authority to whom I make my application may consult other agencies about my suitability to be licensed as a scrap metal dealer, as per section 3(7) of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, and that those other agencies may include other local authorities, the Environment Agency, the Natural Resources Body for Wales, and the police.

      I understand that the purpose of the sharing of this data is to form a full assessment of my suitability to be licensed as a scrap metal dealer. I also understand that the sharing of information about me may extend to sensitive personal data, such as data about any previous criminal offences. Some details will also be displayed on a national register, as required by the Scrap metal Dealers Act 2013. I hereby expressly consent to this processing of my data and display of relevant information on the public register.
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