How to get your license: Scrap processor

Who needs a license?

You must have a scrap processor license if your business maintains a hydraulic baler and shears or shredder to recycle salvage from wrecked titled or registered vehicles. Each business location must be registered separately.

If you buy and sell nonferrous metal, commercial metal, or private metal property, you’ll also need a scrap metal recycler license.

License plate requirements

  • Each vehicle used to conduct business must have a Scrap Processor license plate.
  • Each location must maintain separate license plates for vehicles used at that site.

Forms you’ll need

How to apply for a license

Mail all your completed application material with a check or money order for the fees (payable to the Department of Revenue) to:

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Note: Please let us know, in writing, if you have a change of address so we can reach you with information about your license.

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