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Guidance and Forms

Last updated: 18 November 2015

Information Leaflets

Registration of Carriers

Hazardous Waste


Packaging Waste

Producers/Compliance Schemes

To apply for a producer log-in for NPWD please contact the Producer Responsibility Unit on (028) 9056 9338 or by email at


To apply for accreditation as a reprocessor or exporter please contact the Producer Responsibility Unit on (028) 9056 9338 or by email at

The Landfill Allowance Scheme (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004

Waste Management Licensing:

Agricultural Waste

Please Note: Agricultural Waste Exemptions

Individuals, companies or organisations that are operating an agricultural business, are required to register any activities that are exempt from the need to have a waste management licence.  The Department retains a record of these registrations.

If you wish to check if a farmer has an agricultural waste exemption, you can contact us at 028 90569 360.

Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Treatment Facilities

Application forms and associated guidance notes to be an Approved ATF or an Approved Exporter of WEEE are available below:

Please use the templates below to submit your quarterly reports to us:

Guidance is also available below to assist you in completing the quarterly reports:

Quality Protocols

NIEA has published a number of quality protocols, in partnership with the Environment Agency, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and WelshGovernment.  A quality protocol sets out how to fully recover waste and turn it into a quality product. It defines the point at which waste ceases to be waste and can be used as a product without the requirement for waste management controls.  

For further information, please visit the NIEA Quality Protocols webpage

Guidance on the Legal Definition of Waste

In most cases, the decision about whether something is or is not waste is straightforward and businesses & other organisations taking the decision do not need guidance from the competent authorities to help them make it. The purpose of the two guidance documents below is to help ensure that the right decision is taken in the more difficult cases, please note however, that it cannot cover all specific issues.

For further information please see ‘Legal Definition of Waste Guidance’ on the following web page.