A waste carrier is a person who collects, carries or transports waste in the course of their business. This includes waste management contractors, local authorities and others.
All people who normally and regularly transport waste, whether that waste is produced by them in the course of their business, or by others, should be registered as a waste carrier. There are some exemptions from the requirement to register.
Waste management organisations refer to all those involved in the reuse, recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal of waste. Waste managers include operators of transfer stations, recycling sites (Material Recovery Facilities), waste treatment sites (e.g. those carrying out mechanical or biological treatment such as MBT, MHT, AD), energy from waste / incineration facilities and landfills.