Information on how to apply for an environmental permit and links to applications forms for a standard permit, a bespoke permit, and to change, transfer and surrender a permit.
Check what you need to do before you apply for an environmental permit, then find links to application forms and guidance on how to complete them:
Produce or hold hazardous waste?
If you produce or hold more than a total of 500kg a year of hazardous waste at any premises in England and Wales, you must also register this each year:
Help with your application
The following information explains what you need to do to apply. Please read this and then contact us for a pre-application discussion. We can help you prepare your application, advise on application and subsistence fees, help you identify key and local issues and tell you what other guidance is available. You can call us on 03708 506 506 or email:
Check if you need to do a conservation impact assessment
To have a pre-application nature and heritage screen for your proposal:
We'll provide you with a screening report and information pack if you do need a conservation impact assessment for your application.
For more help or to ask for a pre-application discussion please call our National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506506.
Applying for deposit for recovery activities?
If you're recovering waste and permanently depositing it on land for construction or land reclamation you must provide us with your waste recovery plan with your application. Your plan must comply with Regulatory Guidance Note 13. We recommend that you let us see your plan before you submit your application. It's better if we agree that your proposal is waste recovery before you apply for a recovery permit:
Submit your completed waste recovery plan to your local environment management team for assessment. The team will refer your submission to the recovery versus disposal assessment group. We will try to let you know whether your proposal is recovery or disposal within ten working days for the date we receive the information.
To find out how much money you need to submit with your application go to:
Example application forms
How is your application processed?
Find out what we do when we receive your application and see what bespoke permit conditions look like: