Scrap Metal

A Scrap Metal endorsement is required if your business deals in scrap metal as a:

  • Scrap Metal Processor: You process scrap metal at a fixed location.
  • Scrap Metal Recycler: You have a fixed business location where you collect scrap metal for sale to other businesses.
  • Scrap Metal Supplier: You don't have a fixed business location and collect scrap metal for sale to a recycler or processor.

Note: These endorsements do not allow handling scrap metal from titled motor vehicles. If your business handles motor vehicle scrap, please see vehicle transport and disposal for more information.

License plate requirements

You will need a scrap metal license plate for each vehicle used to conduct business.

Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents

State endorsement


Scrap Metal Processor

Scrap Metal Processor License


First Scrap Metal Processor License Plate

$5 each

Additional Scrap Metal Processor Plates

$2 each

Scrap Metal Recycler

Scrap Metal Recycler License


First Scrap Metal Recycler License Plate

$5 each

Additional Scrap Metal Recycler License Plates

$2 each

Scrap Metal Supplier

Scrap Metal Supplier License


First Scrap Metal Supplier License Plate

$5 each

Additional Scrap Metal Supplier License Plates

$2 each

Additional fees

State tax registration $0
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business License Application fee Variable fee

How to apply


Add a state endorsement to your business

Apply for a new business license

Online assistance
Setting up your business licensing and tax account
How to add a state endorsement

By mail

Complete the licensing requirements above and mail to:

Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034