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Licensing for waste collectors

Under the Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw (2019) anyone involved in the collection, transportation or disposal of waste must be licensed by us. 

By licensing operators we are able to collect information about the types of waste being disposed of. This helps us implement the requirements of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, particularly having data to feed into the development and review of future Waste Management and Minimisation Plans. The licence may also enable us to regulate some of the operators’ practices, for example collection times. 

As of January 2021 we have a revised Solid Waste Licensing system. We will be contacting relevant businesses regarding licence requirements. If we do not contact you and you would like more information on licensing requirements please email our Commercial Waste and Minimisation Officer. 

Application for a solid waste licence

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