Site licensing information
What is a site licence?
A site licence authorises the licensee to carry on business at any site in the city of Derby. Your licence will allow you to have sites in areas shown within the black line on the scrap metal dealers area map.
A site licence allows you to collect scrap metal in the course of your business anywhere in the country.
Please note these licences do not replace the waste carrier's licence. To deal in and collect scrap in Derby you will be required to hold a licence issued by us and a waste carriers licence that is issued by the Environment Agency.
Verifying the identity of a person selling or delivering scrap metal
A scrap metal dealer must not receive scrap metal from a person without verifying the persons full name and address. The verification must be referenced to documents, data or other information verifying the persons full name and address.
Any person who on delivering scrap metal to a scrap metal dealer gives a false name and address is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine.
Applicant or site manager(s) convictions
If the applicant or any site manager has been convicted of a relevant offence we may include in the licence one or both of the following conditions:
- that the dealer must not receive scrap metal except between 9am and 5pm on any day
- that all scrap metal received must be kept in the form in which it is received for a specified period, not exceeding 72 hours, beginning with the time it is received.
Scrap metal sites in other local authority areas
A person may hold more than one licence issued by different local authorities but may not hold more than one licence issued by any one local authority.
Converting a site licence into a collectors licence
You can convert a site licence into a collectors licence. Please see the licence conversions page for more information and how to apply.
Cash for scrap metal
A scrap metal dealer must not pay cash for scrap metal. Payment must only be by cheque or by an electronic transfer of funds (authorised by credit or debit card or otherwise).