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
See details of all current waste carriers, brokers and dealers registered in Wales.
For detailed information about all registrations, including those made before 5 March 2015 - check our spreadsheet of carriers, brokers, and dealers
For registrations from 5 March 2015 onward - check our electronic carriers, brokers, and dealers registration system
Hints and tips:
Registration numbers starting with CBDL mean that the licence is Lower Tier. Lower Tier licences do not expire. They stay in force until they are de-registered
Registration numbers starting with CBDU mean that the licence is Upper Tier. Upper Tier licences last for three years from the date of registration
When you open the spreadsheet, you may need to click 'View, Edit document' or 'Enable content' to use the search function
If you’re using the spreadsheet of carriers, brokers, and dealers to check a registration, go to the ‘About this spreadsheet’ tab for help using the document
Waste and water quality exemptions
See the details of all the waste and water quality exemptions registered in Wales (since 20 October 2014) on the public register:
Waste exemptions registered in Wales before 20 October 2014 are not currently available on the above public register. Look at our Waste exemptions registered before October 2014 spread sheet for more information or to find out when an exemption you registered before 20 October 2014 will expire.
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)