Apply for a standard rules environmental permit

How to apply for a standard rules environmental permit from the Environment Agency.

Before you apply

Check you can comply with the standard rules and risk assessment for your permit. If standard rules do not cover what you are doing, you’ll need to apply for a bespoke permit.

Check you meet the legal operator and competency requirements. These include having evidence of a technical competence qualification, for example from the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB).

To check if your site meets the standard rules about location, you should request a nature and heritage screening report. You do not need this for mobile plant permits.

You must have a written management system before you start operating. We’ll check it when we first inspect your site.

How to apply

Apply for a standard rules environmental permit.

We’ll tell you what documents and information you need when you start the application.

Contact us

Contact the Environment Agency if you need help with your application or you cannot apply online.

General enquiries

National Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 544
S60 1BY

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Published 28 August 2018