How to prepare a waste recovery plan for a waste deposit for recovery permit
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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:
- complete application form Part F1
- read guidance notes for Part F1
- attach your draft plan to your email
- send your email to email@example.com
- pay your fee
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
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:
- SR2017 No1- Use of waste in a deposit for recovery activity (construction, restoration, reclamation or improvement of land other than by mobile plant)- Maximum volumetric capacity of recovery operation 60,000 m3
Find out more about:
- applying for a standard rules permit for waste operations
- applying for a bespoke permit for a waste operation
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