Scrap Metal Dealers and Motor Salvage
Registration - End Of Life Vehicle dealer
If you carry out the business of dealing in end of life vehicles, you must be licensed by the Environment Agency.
(ELV) means a vehicle which is waste;
means any substance or object ... which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.
For further information relating to The End of Life vehicle Regulations 2003 contact the Environment Agency:
Thames Regional Office, Kings Meadow House,
Kings Meadow Road, Reading, Berkshire,
RG1 8DQ Tel: 08708 506506
Registration - Motor Salvage
The Motor Salvage Operators Regulations 2002 requires that a person may only carry on the business of a Motor Salvage Operator in South Bucks District Council if s/he is registered with the Local Authority Any person who carries on a business, which consists of the following, need to register with this Authority:
Wholly or partly in the recovery of salvageable parts from motor vehicles for re-use or re-sale
Wholly or mainly in the purchase of written off vehicles and their subsequent repair and re-sale
Wholly or mainly in the sale or purchase of motor vehicles which are to be the subject of any of the above activities (whether immediately or on a subsequent re-sale)
Registration as a motor salvage dealer shall last for 3 years and must be renewed on or before the expiry date if the registered person wishes to carry on as a scrap metal dealer.
Licence - Scrap Metal
The Scrap metal Dealers Act 1964 requires that any person carrying out the business of scrap metal dealer, registers their business with the local authority.
A person is deemed to be carrying on a scrap metal business if they:
Have a scrap metal store is located within South Bucks District Council.
Do not have a scrap metal store within South Bucks Area, but South Bucks is his/her usual place of residence.
Do not have a scrap metal store within South Bucks Area, but have premises within South Bucks Area that are occupied wholly or partly for the purpose of dealing in scrap metal.
Registration as a scrap metal dealer shall last for 3 years and must be renewed on or before the expiry date if the registered person wishes to carry on as a scrap metal dealer.
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