The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 came into operation in December 2003. NIEA are responsible for granting licences, setting conditions on licensing activities and monitoring site to ensure compliance with licence conditions.
Under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order, a Waste Management Licence is required to authorise the deposit, treating, keeping or disposal of controlled waste on any land, or treatment or disposal of controlled waste by means of mobile plant.What do I need to apply for a Waste Management Licence? Planning Permission
The Department may, if it considers it proper to do so in any particular case, treat a person as a fit and proper person notwithstanding that paragraph (a) applies in his case.Specified Offences
The licence holder or another relevant person must not have been convicted of a specified offence;
Policy on Specified Offences (PDF112Kb)Technical Competence
The management of the licensed activities must be in the hands of technically competent person;
Technical Competence for operators of authorised waste facilities (.PDF 108Kb)Financial Provision
The licence holder must be in a position to make financial provision to discharge any obligations for the site e.g. in the event of site closure (this document is currently under review).
To obtain an application form and scale of Fees and Charges, please contact the licensing team on 028 9056 9758Downloads