Scrap Metal Dealers Collector's Licence
A collector's licence issued by us allows you to carry on a business as a mobile collector within the Brentwood area. It does not allow you to collect from any other local authority area. If you wish to collect from another area, you will need to apply for a separate licence from the local authority in question for each area.
The licence allows you to collect any scrap metal as appropriate, including commercial and domestic scrap metal.
The licence does not allow you to carry on a business at a site. If you wish to operate from a fixed site, you will need to apply for a Site Licence.
There is no restriction as to where you can transport and sell material.
The licence is valid for 3 years from the date of issue.
Details of the licence fee payable can be found on our Fees and Charges web page.
Following submission of your application and receipt of your payment, a member of the Licensing Team will contact you to arrange an appointment, to which you must bring documents to verify the name and residential address of those listed in the application.
To verify a person's full name, photograph and date of birth, the following documents will be acceptable:
- A valid UK passport;
- A valid passport issued by an EEA state;
- A valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland photo-card driving licence; or
- A valid UK biometric immigration document.
To verify a person's full name and residential address, the following documents will be acceptable:
- A bank or building society statement;
- A credit or debit card statement;
- A council tax demand letter or statement; or
- A utility bill, but not a mobile phone bill.