Scrap metal dealers and motor salvage operators
You must have a scrap metal dealer licence if you collect or buy scrap metal within the Vale of White Horse.
There are two types of licence:
This allows you to operate any site specified in the licence that lies in the Vale of White Horse.
If you want to enquire about a site licence application or come in person to discuss your application, please contact the environmental protection team by using this link.
Mobile Collector’s licence
A collector’s licence allows you to operate as a mobile collector, but only in the Vale of White Horse.
If you wish to collect outside the district, you must hold a licence for that local authority area also.
Before you apply for a Mobile Collector’s licence, you must have an Environment Agency Waste Carriers Licence.
Information on the Environment Agency Waste Carrier Licence is available on the Environment Agency website.
You can find out more about our licence fees here.
All applicants for either scrap metal licence must provide a criminal record check from the government website.
Applications will not be accepted if the appropriate information is not provided. Please read the government guidance notes.
From April 2022, the council has to all check your tax codes. See the external link for details.
If you want to enquire about a mobile collector’s licence application or come in person to discuss your application, please contact the environmental protection team by using this link.
Current licence holder details can be found here.
Contact us - Environmental Protection
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Vale of White Horse District Council
Environmental Protection Team