How to prepare a waste recovery plan for a waste deposit for recovery permit

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The consultation will close on 7 January 2023, after which responses will be considered. We aim to implement any resulting changes in April 2023, subject to ministerial approval.

If you’re applying for a deposit for recovery permit for the permanent deposit of waste on land, you must prepare a waste recovery plan.

What to include in a waste recovery plan

You must prepare it in line with waste recovery plans and permits guidance on GOV.UK.

Although you should use the principles laid out in the GOV.UK guidance, you'll need to contact us for pre-application discussions or to make your application.

Waste recovery plan assessment

There is a fixed charge of £800 to assess a new, varied or revised waste recovery plan. This charge is separate to any permit application charge. 

You can send your plan to us for assessment before you apply for a permit, or at the same time as applying for a permit.

If you send the plan to us for assessment outside the permit application process, you'll need to:

How to pay

You can call us on 0300 065 3000 between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday or pay by BACS transfer to:

Company name: Natural Resources Wales
Company address: Income Department, PO Box 663, Cardiff, CF24 0TP
Bank: RBS
Address: National Westminster Bank Plc., 2 1/2 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4BA
Sort code: 60-70-80
Account number: 10014438

Applying for a permit

You can apply for a standard rule permit provided you are able to meet the criteria within the following rule set:

Find out more about: 

Recovery and disposal operations

We strongly support the genuine recovery of waste rather than its disposal. It is important to clearly distinguish between recovery and disposal operations to ensure:

  • they are properly permitted
  • are subject to the right legal and environmental controls
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