If you are dealing in buying or selling any type of scrap metal you will need a licence. If you are trading from premises you will need a Metal Dealers licence. If you travel from place to place dealing in scrap metal and do not have premises then you will require an Itinerant Metal Dealer Licence. Each licence will last for 1 year if granted.
How do I apply and how we will deal with you application?
You must complete the application form and submit it with the fee to the licensing section. If you have a trading from a premises you will need to display the notice below for a minimum of 21 days starting from the date you lodge your application with us. We will send a copy of your application to the Police and East Lothian Council officers.