Waste and Recycling Centres

What do I need to do if I carry waste as part of my business?

From January 2014, you need to register as a waste carrier if you regularly transport waste as part of your business.

You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don't register.


You must register as a waste carrier if you do any of the following as part of your business:

  • transport your own waste regularly (from January 2014)
  • transport construction or demolition waste (even if it's a one off)
  • transport or dispose of waste for someone else.


Register as a Waste Carrier (opens in a new tab)

Site attendants have the right to refuse the disposal of wastes from businesses that are not registered as waste carriers.

ID: 2342, revised 30/10/2023