To be a scrap metal dealer in South Tyneside, you need to register with South Tyneside Council. If you collect scrap metal in other council areas, you will also need a licence with them.
Changes to scrap metal licences
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 has now been replaced by the The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. The new act came into force on 1 October 2013 and requires anyone who operates a site or collects scrap metal to hold a licence.
If you were registered with South Tyneside Council before 1 October 2013 you are permitted to continue dealing in scrap metal until 15 October 2013, by which time you must have submitted an application to the Council for a new licence.
If you have submitted a completed application form including:
- the correct fee for the licence
- basic disclosure and Basic Disclosure UK Gov
- two forms of ID (passport, driving licence, utility bill or bank statement)
you will be permitted to continue to deal in scrap metal until your application has been dealt with.
If you were not registered before 1 October 2013 you can apply for a new licence but cannot deal in scrap metal in South Tyneside until a licence has been granted to you. You can download the application form and list of fees below.
A scrap metal dealer shall be classed as carrying on a business in South Tyneside if any of the following apply:
- the person has a site in South Tyneside where he deals in scrap metal
- the person randomly collects scrap metal in South Tyneside
Application evaluation process
Applicants must provide the following:
- Their full name
- The address of the dealer, or in the case of a company, their registered or principal office
- The address of each place occupied as a scrap metal store
- Basic criminal disclosure
- Scrap metal dealers fee
The registered dealer must notify the council of any changes to these details or if they cease to be a scrap metal dealer.
How long will it take to process my application?
If your application is successful and we have received all of the necessary documentation, your application will be processed within ten working days.
Will tacit consent apply if I haven't heard back from you?
No tacit consent does not apply. Checks must be carried out before a licence can be issued and therefore tacit consent cannot apply.
How do I appeal if my application isn't approved?
Please contact South Tyneside Council in the first instance.
How do I appeal against the conditions of my licence?
Please contact South Tyneside Council Licensing Team in the first instance on 0191 424 7695 or by emailing email@example.com.
If you have a complaint, we advise that you contact the trader, preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).
If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice.
From outside the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
South Tyneside Council Register of Scrap Metal Dealers 2013
Collectors Licences Granted
|Name||Licence Type||Address||Phone number||Date Issued||Permit Number||Licence Expiry|
86 Station Road,
Bill Quay. NE10 0UH
17 George Smith Gardens, Gateshead. NE10 0EL
15 Shelley Avenue
Houghton le Spring DH5 0NU
17 Bedale Street
Hetton le Hole DH5 0BW
15 Eglinton Tower
Sunderland. SR5 1DQ
16 Coniston Terrace
Winlaton. NE21 6PY
|Neil Bennett||Collector||20 Station Road, Hetton le Hole. DH5 0AX||None||14/11/2016||2016-19-07||30/11/2019|
13 Larkswood, Cheshire Grove
South Shields. NE34 7HU
65 Bright Street
Sunderland. SR6 0JH
35 Edinburgh Road
Jarrow. NE32 4AX
|Scott W Allen||Collector||56 Balmoral Crescent, Houghton le Spring. DH5 8HQ||07732913063||30/11/2016||2017-20-09||07/01/2020|
|Norman D Robson||Collector|
45 Rhodesia Road
Sunderland. SR5 5NB
|David Strafford||Collector||17 Carnegie Close, South Shields, NE34 8JZ||07971248239||14/11/2016||2016-19-06||13/11/2019|
Site Licences Granted
|Name||Licence Type||Date Issued||Permit Number||Licence Expiry|
|Neil Sweeting (Temple Town Autos)||Site||03/12/2013||2016-19-S001||30/11/2019|
|Robert Sweeting (Temple Town Autos)||Site||03/12/2013||2016-19-S001||30/11/2019|
|Christopher Sheppard (European Metal Recycling)||Site||07/01/2014||2017-20-S002||06/01/2020|
|Robin Sheppard (European Metal Recycling)||Site||07/01/2014||2017-20-S002||06/01/2020|
|Edward Pysden (European Metal Recycling)||Site||07/01/2014||2017-20-S002||06/01/2020|
|David Nevins (European Metal Recycling)||Site||07/01/2014||2017-20-S002||06/01/2020|
|Andrew Sheppard (European Metal Recycling)||Site||07/01/2014||2017-20-S002||06/01/2020|
|Colin Iles (European Metal Recycling)||Site||07/01/2014||2017-20-S002||06/01/2020|
|David Heslop (DH Metals Ltd)||Site||16/02/2018||2018-21-S003||15/02/2021|
|Karen Heslop (Scrap My Car North East Ltd)||Site||10/04/2019||2019-22-S004||09/04/2022|