Household Recycling Centres

Waste Carrier Licenses

Commercial cardboard disposal

Under The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 you are required to register as a waste carrier if you transport controlled waste as part of your business or for profit.

Cardboard waste from a commercial business is controlled waste. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will accept cardboard from a commercial business only if it is produced and transported by the business within the Mid and East Antrim Council area only.

Charity or voluntary organisation waste disposal

Under The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 you are required to register as a waste carrier if you transport controlled waste as part of your business or for profit.

Household waste is controlled waste. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will accept this type of waste from domestic properties within the Mid and East Antrim Council area only. Household waste collected by charities and voluntary organisations must be separated and placed in the appropriate site receptacle for recycling. HRCs will only accept recyclable bulky items from charities.

Charities and voluntary organisations and commercial businesses carrying their own waste, as detailed above, need to apply for a Lower Tier Waste Carrier Licence from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). This is free of charge.  For an overview of the waste carrier licence and application details go to:

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/registration-carriers-application-forms

Phone enquiries regarding waste carrier licences can be directed to the NIEA Waste Division on

T: 028 90 569 360

Once registered, please present your waste carrier licence to staff at your local Household Recycling Centre (HRC) and you will be issued you with an annual site pass.  Organisations, which continue to use the site and refuse to obtain a carrier's licence, will be referred to the NIEA environment crime section.

If you require any further assistance, please speak to HRC site staff.

It is a criminal offence to carry controlled waste without being registered with a maximum fine of £5000.

Garden contractors green waste disposal

Under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, you are required to register as a waste carrier if you transport controlled waste as part of your business or for profit.

Garden waste from a domestic property is controlled waste.  Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will accept this type of waste from garden contractors within the Mid and East Antrim Council area only. Green waste from commercial premises will not be accepted.

Garden contractors need to apply for an Upper Tier Waste Carriers Licence from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). The licence application fee is payable to the NIEA and covers a 3-year registration and certificate.  After 3 years, a registration renewal must be applied for.

For an overview of the waste carrier licence and application, details go to:

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/registration-carriers-application-forms     

Phone enquiries regarding waste carrier licences can be directed to the NIEA Waste Division on

T: 028 90 569 360

Once registered, please present your Waste Carrier Licence to staff at your local Household Recycling Centre (HRC) and you will be issued you with an annual site pass.  Organisations which continue to use the site and refuse to obtain a carrier's licence will be referred to the NIEA environment crime section.

It is a criminal offence to carry controlled waste without being registered with a maximum fine of £5000.