Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Site Licence

A site licence allows a scrap metal business to be operated from a specified site (or sites).

The licence will specify which sites are covered by the licence and who has been appointed as the Site Manager for each site. The Site Manager is an individual who exercises day-to-day control and management activities at the site.

A site licence may be in the name of an individual, partnership or company.

Under the terms of a site licence it is possible to employ staff who can leave the site to collect scrap metal but there will be a requirement for such collectors to carry documentation with them to identify who they are working for.