How to apply for a standard rules environmental permit from the Environment Agency.
Before you apply
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
We’ll tell you what documents and information you need when you start the application.
Contact the Environment Agency if you need help with your application or you cannot apply online.
National Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 544
Telephone 03708 506 506
Telephone from outside the UK (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm GMT) +44 (0) 114 282 5312
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm