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 register or renew your existing registration

For businesses wanting to register for the first time, or renew, you can use our online service.

Registration required


Carrier or broker (new registration)


Combined carrier or broker (new registration)


Carrier or broker (renewal)


Combined carrier and broker (renewal)


Register or renew now

After you register

Your answers and registration will be added to the public register. (Please note, we are currently unable to access any documentation on our public register and unfortunately cannot provide any documentation regarding authorised sites or ongoing applications.)

You will automatically receive an email that will contain your registration. The registration will also be added as a PDF attachment for ease of use.

A list of all registered carriers and brokers is usually available on our website but is temporarily unavailable. It will be updated and available again at the end of January 2022.

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

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