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Scrap metal and motor salvage licence


A licence is needed for all places where an operator carries out a business as a scrap metal dealer. A manager must be appointed for each of these sites. A site licence will also permit an operator to transport scrap metal to and from the specified sites from any other local authority area.

Collectors licences

A collectors licence allows a person to operate as a mobile collector within a local authority area. The licence does not allow the collector to move between different local authority areas and a separate licence will be needed from each authority.


Fee typeCost
Site Licence with one site£598
Each additional site added to a site licence on application£368
Collectors Licence£430
Change of Licence Details£46
Changes to Site Details on Site Licence£46 plus £46 for each additional site
Changes to Site Manager on Site Licence£173
Change from Site Licence to Collectors Licence£173
Change from Collectors Licence to Site Licence£345 plus £172 for each additional site
Copy of Licence£46

Display of licences

Site licences issued by the council will need to be displayed in a prominent place so that they can be seen by the public.

Collectors licences must be displayed in the vehicle and visible from outside the vehicle.

Contact details

Licensing, Doughty road depot, Doughty road, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0LL

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 326299 option 2

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays