The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 came into effect towards the end of 2013. Any person or business that acts as a scrap metal dealer must be licensed or they will be guilty of a criminal offence.

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council adopted a Scrap Metal Dealers Policy in July 2014. A copy of this policy is below:

Scrap Metal Policy (PDF Document, 429.96 Kb)

The application form to be a licensed Scrap Metal site or collector can be found here:

OWBC Scrap Metal Application Form (Word Document, 301 Kb)

Please note: Where an application is withdrawn or refused the Council reserves the right to levy a reasonable and proportionate administration fee to cover the costs of processing up to the point of withdrawal or refusal. Where a licence is suspended or revoked there will be no reimbursement of the application fee.

Last updated: Monday, 6 July 2020 10:11 am