Cyber-Attack: Our Response and Service Status

Waste carriers and brokers

Waste carriers and brokers

If you transport waste or arrange to have it transported as part of your business, you must register with us, even if you only deal with it once in a while.

If you don’t, you could face a fine of up to £5,000.

If you transport the waste yourself you must register as a waste carrier.

If you arrange to have it carried you must register as a waste broker.

If you'll be transporting waste between Scotland, England and Wales, you only need to register with one Agency.

For transport to and from Northern Ireland, you need to register with us and also register with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

To renew

If your registration is due to expire before 1 April 2021 SEPA will treat it as extended until 30 June 2021. We will provide updated information on how to submit a renewal application when this is available.

To register

You’ll need to submit payment by BACS after completing your application. We’ll provide details of how to do so. The fees are in the table below.

Registration required


Carrier (New registration)


Broker (New registration)


Combined carrier and broker (New registration)


After you register

Your answers and registration will be added to the public register.

The registration will be issued to you by email.

Your registration will be valid for three years, after which you can renew it for a reduced fee.

SEPA is required by the Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM) to recover our costs for regulating activities, including the development, running and maintenance of services.


A sophisticated criminal cyber-attack has had a major impact on the way SEPA works. We are working through all the services that we provide to understand what we need to do in the short and longer term to restore services. We are approaching this work with a sense of urgency.