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Registration fees

Northern Ireland: Waste carrier, broker registration fees and dealer registration fees

Northern Ireland has a two-tier registration system for waste carriers. The current charges for registering as an upper tier carrier or as a broker or dealer of controlled waste are:

  • registration: £155
  • renewal of registration: £77
  • registration of a carrier who is already registered as a broker or dealer of controlled waste: £40
  • registration of a broker who is already registered as a carrier or dealer of controlled waste: £40.

If you have registered as an upper tier carrier will receive a certificate of registration. You will need to renew your registration every three years.

It is currently free to register as a lower tier carrier of waste. If you register in the lower tier, you will receive a letter from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) confirming your registration. Registration lasts indefinitely, unless it is revoked or withdrawn.

If you have registered as a waste broker or dealer, you will receive a certificate of registration. You will need to renew your certificate every three years.

NIEA: Waste carriers and brokers information

Scotland: Waste carrier, broker registration fees and dealer registration fees

The current charges for registering as a carrier, broker or dealer of controlled waste are:

  • registration: £225
  • combined registration as carrier and broker £450
  • renewal of registration: £141
  • registration of a carrier who is already registered as a broker or dealer of controlled waste: £56
  • registration of a broker who is already registered as a carrier or dealer of controlled waste: £56.

If you have registered as a waste carrier, broker or dealer you will receive a certificate of registration. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) will also provide a credit card sized copy of your carriers certificate for an additional charge of £5. You will need to renew your registration every three years.

It is currently free to register as a professional collector and transporter of waste. If you register in the lower tier, you will receive a letter from SEPA confirming your registration. Registration lasts indefinitely, unless it is revoked or withdrawn.

SEPA: Waste carrier information and application forms

In this guideline

Waste carriers - Who needs to register

Waste Carriers - operating in different parts of the UK

Waste carriers' responsibilities

Waste brokers or dealers - Who needs to register

Waste brokers' responsibilities

Registration fees

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