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Application to Surrender a Waste Management Licence

Last updated: 5 May 2015

Welcome to the support page for the Application to Surrender a Waste Management Licence online form.

We strongly recommend that you read all of the supporting information below before proceeding to fill in the online form at the link below:-

Licence summary

Under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, and the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003, a Waste Management Licence is required to authorise the deposit, treating, keeping or disposal of controlled waste in or on any land, or the treatment or disposal of controlled waste by means of mobile plant.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is responsible for granting licences, setting conditions on licensed activities and monitoring sites to ensure compliance with licence conditions.

Anyone wishing to surrender a licence must apply to do so.

Eligibility Criteria Anyone who holds a waste management licence.
Regulation Summary The Waste and Contaminated Land (NI) Order 1997 stipulates that anyone treating, keeping or disposing of controlled waste must be licensed. The licence will contain conditions that must be adhered to so as to prevent harm to the environment or human health.  
Application Evaluation Process Each application will be assessed and determined on its own merits, providing all relevant information has been supplied.
Will Tacit Consent Apply Tacit consent is where a licence is granted by default if the Licensing Authority has not processed your application within the published processing times. However, due to environmental / public health interests, tacit consent does not apply to applications for waste management licenses. Please contact NIEA, if you have not heard from us within a reasonable period of time from the date you submit your application.
Target Completion Period Upon receipt of the completed application the department will aim to issue the licence within 3 months.

You should find out the applicable charge by visiting the following page before filling out the online form:

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Forms to download, print, and post

Forms are available from the NIEA web page at:

Contact Details

Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Land and Resource Management
Klondyke Building
Cromac Avenue
Gasworks Business Park
Lower Ormeau Road
Belfast BT7 2JA

By phone: 028 9056 9758


Application and licence Redress You should contact the Land and Resource Management team in the first instance to establish the reason for a failed application. If you are not happy with this response you may appeal against the decision to the Planning Appeals Commission.
Consumer Complaint

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Public Registers or Databases

A list of currently licensed facilities can be found on a register on the NIEA website at:

Local Support By phone:
Contact Joanne Hall on  028 9056 9758
Further Information

More information can be found on the NIEA website at:

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