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Mandate & Functions

Scrap Metal Council's Advisory Functions

Advice the Cabinet Secretary on:

  • The appropriate measures and mechanisms for regulating the scrap metal industry in ensuring economic growth, protection of public health and conformity to the principles of environmental stewardship as required by the Basel Convention;
  • The appropriate measures and mechanisms for protecting public interest against vandalism, theft of utility infrastructure and private property;
  • The methods of attracting investors on the utilization of excess scrap materials and supporting existing users of scrap metal;
  • The applicable license fees to be prescribed under the Scrap Metal Act;
  • Any other matter relevant to the operations of the Scrap Metal Act.

The Mandate of the Council is derived from the Scrap Metal Act, 2015 for the regulation of dealings in scrap metals.

Other Functions of the Council
  • Work in collaboration with the inspectors to bring order and integrity to the scrap metal trade.
  • Receive, vet and process all applications for the grant and renewal of licenses.
  • Receive public complaints and disputes from the public and within the scrap metal industry.