Scrap metal licence

To deal in scrap metal you must have a licence. 

Please note: motor salvage operators must have a site licence. 

The licences issued by us only allow you to operate in Haringey. Search by postcode to see if an area is located in Haringey


There are 2 types of licence: 

  • collector’s licence
  • site licence  

Both licences must be renewed every 3 years. 

Please see further information on conditions and licence restrictions (external link)

Collector’s licence 

A collector’s licence from Haringey allows you to travel within the borough and collect scrap metal.  

You will need a licence from each borough you want to collect scrap metal from. 

You must display your licence on your vehicle. 

  • Collector’s licence fee: £261.

Site licence 

A site licence lets you buy and sell scrap metal from a fixed location(s) within Haringey. 

You must display your licence on your site(s). 

  • Site licence fee: £365.

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For both licences you must have a: 

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Please see the  guidance notes for scrap metal licence application (PDF, 239KB)

You will need:

  • proof of ID
  • proof of address
  • vehicle log book

See full details of the information you will need to provide (external link).

Application form 

For either a site or collector’s licence, please complete the application form (external link)

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Activities that need licensing under the 2013 Act 

Please see further guidance on licensable activities under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (Act). 

Links to the full Act and regulations are also provided: 

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Page last updated:

December 28, 2022