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About Us

The Scrap Metal Council (SMC) is a State Corporation domiciled in the State Department for Industry. It was established by the Scrap Metal Council Act, of 2015, with the mandate to develop appropriate measures and mechanisms for regulating the scrap metal industry in ensuring economic growth, protection of public health, and conformity to principles of environmental stewardship as required by the Basel Convention, to institute appropriate measures and mechanisms for protecting the public interest against vandalism, theft of utility infrastructure and private property, to devise methods of attracting investors on the utilization of excess scrap materials and supporting existing users of scrap metal, to determine applicable license fees to be prescribed under this Act; and to receive public complaints and disputes from the public and within the scrap metal industry.