Natural Resources Wales issues permits, licences and exemptions for industry, business and individuals to carry out certain activities that have the potential to pollute or harm the environment. For a number of activities the legislation specifies that a Public Register must be made available.
Waste carriers, brokers and dealers
Anyone carrying, dealing in or brokering waste must be registered as a waste carrier, broker or dealer. If you are arranging for your waste to be collected by someone else, to comply with the Waste Duty of Care, you must check that you are using a registered waste carrier. In general, only upper tier carriers can carry waste generated by others although there are exceptions. Please note that a registration with the regulators in Wales (NRW), England (Environment Agency), or Scotland (SEPA) is valid in any of these three countries, so check with your carrier to see where they are registered. More information is available in our Fact Sheet.
To find out whether a carrier is registered, open our spreadsheet of carriers, brokers, and dealers. You can search for a carrier by clicking on the magnifying glass icon (or typing CTRL+F) and then typing the carriers’ name, registration number or address. You should check the details you have been given by your carrier match those on the register, in particular that the registration number in column A matches the one given to you by the carrier.
If you require any further assistance or wish to check a registration over the phone, please contact our Customer Care Centre on 0300 065 3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Waste and water quality exemptions
See the details of all the waste and water quality exemptions registered in Wales on the public register:
Hazardous waste producer registrations
See details of all the Hazardous Waste Producer registrations in Wales on the Public Register.
Waste, water quality, water resources and installation permits
See details of all current Waste, Water Quality, Water Resources and Installation Permits issued in Wales.
For information on waste only permits, you can also look at our waste permit map.
Authorised treatment facilities for end-of-life vehicles
See the spreadsheet below for the NRW public register of Authorised treatment facilities for end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) and Approved Exporter (AE)
See the spreadsheet below for the NRW public register of WEEE AATFs and AEs.
Scrap metal dealers
See the spreadsheet below for the NRW public register of scrap metal dealers in Wales.
Trees, woodland and forestry
Applications for tree felling
We publish details of proposed felling licences for a minimum of four weeks. During this period you can view and comment on the proposals.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Forestry) Regulations 1999 we must show the decisions we make about whether proposals will have a significant effect on the environment.
Forest Resource Plans (FRP)
Find details of how we approve tree felling on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate through Forest Resource Plans (FRP). This allows us to demonstrate an equivalent level of regulation on WGWE.
Further public register information and the Permitting Publication Scheme
If you cannot access the information that you need from the links above you can contact the enquires team who will be able to advise you if the information that you require is available and how to access it.
The Natural Resources Wales Permitting Publication Scheme aims to make available information about permit applications and decisions. The document below contains details of what information is available for all the permitting regimes Natural Resources Wales is responsible for.
You can find out if a company or individual has a permit, licence or exemption to operate legally for any of the activities we regulate by contacting the enquiries team.
Phone: 0300 065 3000 (Mon - Friday 9am - 5pm)