Register as a producer of hazardous waste
If you produce or store over 500kg of hazardous waste per year, then you need to register it with us every year.
Who needs to register
When you notify us of your premises, we place your details on a register and you will be given a hazardous waste producer registration number called a ‘premises code’.
When waste is collected from premises and taken to another location a consignment note is required regardless of whether you are a registered premises or exempt.
Important changes to electronic payments
Our bank details have changed. If you want to pay for your permit or licence application by electronic transfer, use our new bank information below. Please look at the ‘Our charges’ section of our website for full details of the changes.
|Company name:||Natural Resources Wales|
|Company address:||Income Department, PO BOX 663, Cardiff, CF24 0TP|
|Address:||National Westminster Bank Plc., 2½ Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4BA|
We will update our forms as soon as possible, but please use the new bank information on Our Charges page when making electronic payments from now on. Do not use the details given in our permit/ licence application forms and guidance if they are different to those above.
Who does not need to register?
The regulations do not apply to domestic waste, except where that waste is asbestos produced by a contractor. In this case, the contractor may have to notify the place where the waste is collected from.
If waste has been fly-tipped, you may remove that waste without the site being registered, however a consignment note will still need to be completed. A specific consignment note code format will be required.
Where mobile service operators produce all of your hazardous waste
Premises may have all of their waste produced during construction, repair or maintenance by one or more mobile services. In this case you may not need to notify your premises.
There are rules about what a mobile service is - you should check the guide HWR07 Mobile Services below to find out more.
Any premises covered in the Guidance Statement of premises notification
We may decide that in particular circumstances there is no requirement to notify premises. You can find details of these in the Guidance Statement below.
How to register
You can register your own premises or do this on behalf of someone else. However, before you register someone else, you must have their permission. Only producers in Wales are required to register, sites in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland do not have to register.
Registrations last for one year and you can renew a registration up to one month before it expires. The fees charged for registrations purely cover our administration costs and so we are unable to refund incorrectly registered sites.
Information you need for registration:
- Standard Industry Classification (SIC) SIC is a method of grouping businesses by the type of economic activity they are involved in. The 2003 version of the SIC codes must be used for registration. Please see excel spreadsheet below. Companies House Number You will also need your Companies House number if you are a limited company:
Online registrations cost £18 per site
Telephone registrations cost £23 per site
Paper registrations cost £28 per site
All registrations are VAT exempt. We do not send invoices or receipts of VAT
You can register by post by completing the application form(s) at bottom of this page. If you are unable to print documents please call us and we will post the documents to you.
You can send completed application forms to the following address:
Customer Care Centre
Natural Resources Wales
Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
Cardiff CF24 0TP
Once registered, details of your registration will appear on the Hazardous waste Public register
Register in Bulk in Wales
You can register or renew multiple sites for the same organisation online via the portal above, but if you wish to register a number of sites for different organisations you should complete the spreadsheet and email it to us. Please note only premises within Wales can be registered in NRW. If you have sites in England you will have to do a separate bulk registration with the Environment Agency. Please note that any mixed bulk registrations (ie those containing Welsh and English premises) are likely to be rejected.
This costs £18 for each premises registered. You can pay by:
- cheque - BACS - credit card
You must complete application form HWRP01 which can be found below to accompany the excel file.
You can either print the form and complete it by hand and post it OR scan the form and send it by email.
Completed bulk forms should be sent to the address or email address given above.
If you wish to pay by BACS please use our bank details as above. You will then need to set up your BACS payment as part of your application process. You will need to provide your BACS reference on the HWRP01 form.
Please note this needs to be in the correct format in order to confirm receipt of payment. BACS transfers can take up to 5 working days to clear.
Please ensure the excel file is completed in the correct format, including:
*Correct SIC codes
*Previous registrations codes (All registrations in Wales start with C example CAA000
*Number of employees on site
All registrations are VAT exempt. We do not send invoices or receipts of VAT.
Help with your application
If you have any questions about your registration please telephone us on 0300 065 3000 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
What happens next?
We will inform you within 15 working days (three weeks) if your registration has been successful. If you apply online it will usually be much sooner.
If we cannot accept the registration for any reason we will let you know.
Once you have successfully registered, you will receive your confirmation document via email. This document is your proof of payment and will show your new Hazardous Waste Producer reference(s) number(s).