If you intend to operate as a scrap metal dealer then you must, under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 apply for a licence with any authority in which you operate. Failure to do so is a criminal offence and subject to a fine. There are two different scrap metal dealer licences as detailed below:
A site licence authorises the licensee to carry on business at a site or multiple sites within West Lancashire. The fees for this licence are detailed below:
A collector’s licence authorises the licensee to carry on business as a mobile collector within West Lancashire. The fees for this licence are detailed below:
It is important to note that a person or company may only hold one of the above licences within West Lancashire and could not operate both a site licence and collector's licence.
Tacit consent will not apply as there is an overriding public interest in ensuring that the suitability of applicants is assessed before the licence is issued.
Information for where you live
West Lancashire Borough Council Licensing Service Robert Hodge Centre Stanley Way Skelmersdale WN8 8EE