You may need a permit to treat, recover or get rid of waste. Some low-risk activities are exempt if you’re registered - check if your activity qualifies for an exemption.
Start now on the Environment Agency website
Before you start
There is no charge to register, but you must meet certain conditions.
- your name and address
- the registered address and number of your limited company, if you have one
- the address where the exempt activity is being carried out
- the ‘waste code’ reference numbers for the exemptions you’re registering - read the guidance for different activities
If you can’t provide a postcode for the place where the exempt activity is taking place you will need a 12-digit grid reference.
The T11 exemption to treat waste electrical and electronic equipment can’t be registered online. You’ll need to fill in a form.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
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