You will need a licence to deal in and collect scrap metal. You will need a licence from the licensing authority where your scrap metal business premises is located, this is usually your local council. If you do not have a permanent premises, you will need to register with the licensing authority where you normally live. If you do not know who that is, find out at Gov.UK, find your local council
In West Suffolk there are two licensing authorities, Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council. To get a licence, select the authority that applies to you:
- Licence for a scrap metal dealer with Forest Heath District Council - download and return to the address on the form
- Licence for a scrap metal dealer with St Edmundsbury Borough Council - download and return to the address on the form
Fees for both Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough can be found within the related documents section.