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Registration of Carriers and Brokers

Last updated: 9 December 2013

The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999.

The Regulations place a legal requirement on companies or individuals who transport all categories of controlled waste, to apply for registration with us.

It is a criminal offence to transport waste without being registered with us that carries a maximum fine of £5,000.

What is Controlled Waste?

Controlled waste is household, commercial or industrial waste. It may be solid or liquid.

How do I Register as a Waste Carrier?

You should apply to register with the Registration of Carrier section.

An application for a Lower Tier waste carrier is free of charge and an application form is available from the following link:-

Application to Register as a Lower Tier Carrier of Controlled Waste (PDF. 82kb)

The fees in respect of a new Upper Tier waste carrier application and an Upper Tier waste  carrier renewal application are currently £135 and £69 respectively in accordance with Annex B, Table 2 of the 'Fees and Charges of Waste Management Licensing' document.

Registration of Carriers Application Guidance (.PDF 129Kb)Opens in New window

To obtain an application form please contact Joanne Weir on 028 9056 9360 or Joanne.Weir@doeni.gov.uk

You can also download the form Waste Carrier application form (.PDF 176Kb)Opens in New window or contact us by post:-

Registration of Carriers
Land and Resource Management
Klondyke Building
Cromac Avenue
Gasworks Business Park
Lower Ormeau Road
Malone Lower
Belfast
BT7 2JA
Tel: 028 9056 9360
Fax: 028 9056 9376