Scrap metal dealers licence

If you're a scrap metal dealer in Herefordshire you must hold either a site or mobile collector's licence, issued by us.

  • A site licence can be for multiple sites within our area
  • A mobile collector's licence (separate licences will be required for each council area where collections take place)

You must display the licence at the site or on the mobile collector's vehicle.

About this licence
Licence Fee 2023/24
Collector licence grant/renewal £582
Site licence grant or renewal - 1 site £678
Site licence grant or renewal - 2 sites £1019
Site licence grant or renewal - 3 sites £1365
Site licence grant or renewal - 4 sites £1709
Site licence grant or renewal - 5 sites £2049
Variation (site/collector) £164
Change of business name £17
Transfer £47
Variation £207 plus £193 if committee/panel hearing required
Copy of licence £17
Application and guidance notes

Apply for a licence

You may need to provide the following with your application:

  • A waste management licence or a hazardous waste licence from the Environment Agency
  • Registration of the business with the Health and Safety Executive
  • Planning permission for the use of any premises in connection with the business
Contact us to view the public register.
Contact us in the first instance.
Contact details

If you wish to speak to a licensing officer the opening times are 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.

  • Telephone: 01432 261761 (all calls are dealt with by our contact centre staff and are allocated to an officer who will take action on the service request between one to five working days)
  • Email:
  • Address: Licensing Section, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE