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Waste Carrier Licence

A waste carrier Licence is required if you intend to transport and buy, sell or dispose of waste.

LICENCE Name

Waste Carrier Licence

AUTHORITY

Environment Agency

TIME TO GET LICENCED 4 weeks
COST £154.00
VALID FOR 3 years
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years, right to work in UK
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
1

Application for Waste Carrier Licence

names and dates of birth of the organisation’s executives, owners, directors or partners
details of any environmental offences they’ve committed
2

Register details on public register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers.

https://www.gov.uk/waste-carrier-or-broker-registration
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What is a waste carrier Licence?

Many households and premises wish to dispose of items within their homes or properties that they no longer need, this could include anything from furniture to mattresses and any other kind of household appliances that need to be cleared out.

 

We make having a waste carrier licence a simple, stress-free process

 

When looking to throw away and get rid of any kind of unwanted item, removal services are often employed who are tasked with the job of legally removing waste. But for those transporting waste as part of their business or job, a waste carrier Licence is required.

 

Who needs a waste carrier Licence?

Introduced in 2014 to discourage fly-tipping, a waste carrier Licence is required by those who transport and buy, sell or dispose of waste.

 

This can also include:

✅  Waste Removal Businesses.

✅  Contractors.

✅  Plumbers.

✅  Landscape Gardeners

✅  Builders.

 

Note - You can be fined up to £5,000 if you transport, sell or dispose of waste without a waste carrier Licence.

 

What is defined as waste?

Waste is defined as material or a substance that is no longer useful or required after the completion of a process. This could be anything from household appliances to building materials.

 

Note - Fly-tipping is a criminal offence in the UK and could see those Illegal dumping face a fine of up to £50,000- or 12-months imprisonment if convicted.

 

How to apply for a waste carrier licence

What kind of waste carrier licence you require will depend on the type of material and waste in which you will be transporting.

 

Lower Tier

The lower tier is free and typically covers businesses which transport waste that they have generated from a job that they have done, such as a builder transporting waste from a site.

You don’t need to renew a lower tier waste carrier licence.

 

Upper Tier

Any other type of waste carrier will need to apply for an upper tier waste carrier licence.

Upper tier waste carrier licences must be renewed every 3 years. To renew your licence, it will cost £105.

 

You can apply for a waste carrier Licence on the Official UK Government Website.

FAQs

Yes. If you have been contracted to demolish a building and need to remove waste from the site, you will need to have a waste carrier Licence.
No. Anyone found to be transporting, selling or disposing of waste without a waste carrier Licence can be fined up to £5,000.
Fly-tipping is an illegal form of dumping of waste. Fly-tipping is a criminal offence in the UK and could see those Illegal dumping face a fine of up to £50,000- or 12-months imprisonment if convicted.