Our online application service for registering waste exemptions is now available.
The table of activities you can register through this service is below.
To register your exemption, you'll need the following information:
- the name and address of the legal entity registering the exemption; and
- where the activity will take place.
If you have this information it should take no longer than five minutes to complete your application.
You must submit a separate application for each location.
There's no fee for this application.
It's quicker to register online. If you can't do this or need help to do this, please contact us.
If you want to communicate with use through sign language, the Contact Scotland BSL service will give you access to an online interpreter.
Activities you can register
You can apply to register the following exempt waste activities using this online service.
|1||Use of waste glass under appropriate authorisation|
Operation of a scrap metal furnace under authorisation
Burning specified waste as a fuel under authorisation
Cleaning, washing, spraying or coating of waste packaging
Burning waste as a fuel in an authorised appliance, recovery of fuel from waste vegetable oils
|6||Burning waste oil as a fuel in an engine|
Storage of sewage sludge
Baling, sorting, shredding etc. of specified wastes
|13||Manufacture of specified products from specified wastes|
|14||Manufacture, repair or refurbishment of finished goods from specified wastes|
|15||Beneficial use of waste|
|16||Screening of specific wastes|
|17||Storage of specified waste in a secure place|
|18||Storage of specified waste in a secure container|
|20||Laundering waste textiles|
|21||Chipping, shredding, cutting or pulverising waste plant matter|
|22||Recovery of silver from photographic wastes|
|24||Crushing, grinding or size reduction of waste bricks, tiles or concrete under authorisation|
|25||Deposit of dredging wastes|
|26||Recovery/disposal of waste at the place of production as an integral part of the production process|
|28||Use of autoclaves to sterilise waste|
|29||Disposal of waste at the place of production by burning in an incinerator|
|30||Burning plant tissue waste on land in the open|
|31||Discharge of waste onto the track of a railway|
|32||Burial of waste from sanitary conveniences|
|33||Wastes arising from peatworking|
|34||Keeping or deposit of spent ballast|
|35||Deposit of waste from an excavation for mineral exploration|
|36||Temporary storage of specified waste at a harbour|
|38||Deposit or storage of samples of waste|
|39||Secure storage of specified wastes at a pharmacy, medical, nursing, vet or needle exchange facility|
|43||Crushing of waste gas discharge lamps|
|44||Heating metals in furnaces to remove grease, oil or any other non-metallic contaminant|
|48||Storage of specified WEEE at a secure place|
You'll have to use a different form to register other exempt activities.
The conditions of each registration can be found in our guidance page.
After you register
Within 24 hours, you'll be sent an email confirming that the details of your exemption.