Apply to vary (change) a permit for waste operations
We’re proposing an update to our charges for some permits and licences.
The consultation will close on 7 January 2023, after which responses will be considered. We aim to implement any resulting changes in April 2023, subject to ministerial approval.
Before you apply
If you would like to make any changes to your permit you need to apply for a variation. For further advice on how you can vary a permit please see application forms and guidance notes available from the links below. All applicants (except those applying for an administrative change only) must fill in part A and F, and complete the appropriate part C sections.
Type of changes you can make
Administrative changes to your permit or updating your details. You must fill in Part C0.5 unless you are changing an address or contact details when you should also fill in Part A with the new details. To check what an administrative variation is, please see the guidance for Part C0.5 or refer to the examples listed in our fees and charges scheme.
If you have more than one environmental permit at the same location, you can apply to consolidate your permit. If you would like to consolidate your permit, then please contact our customer contact centre on 0300 065 3000 to discuss your application.
If you have a bespoke permit and want to vary to add or become a standard rule activity, you should go to our apply for a standard rule waste activity permit page and follow the information there.
Look at our How to apply for an environmental permit page before you apply, for up-to-date information on the application process.
When opening the forms, you may need to click 'Save and Open', 'View, Edit document' or 'Enable content'. Look at our How to apply for an environmental permit page for more information on using our application forms.
Application form Part A - About you
Guidance notes Part A - How to complete Part A of our application form
Fill in the relevant sections of Part C, depending on the changes you want to make.
Application Form Part C0.5 - Administrative variation of a standard or bespoke permit
Guidance notes Part C0.5 - How to complete Part C0.5 of our application form
Application Form Part C1 - Varying a permit to change to, or to add a standard facility
Guidance notes Part C1 - How to complete Part C1 of our application form
Application Form Part C2 - Varying a bespoke permit: General
Guidance notes Part C2 - How to complete Part C2 of our application form
Application Form Part C4 - Varying a bespoke waste operation permit
Guidance notes Part C4 - How to complete Part C4 of our application form
Application Form Part C5 - Varying a water discharge permit to become a mining waste operation permit, or varying a bespoke mining waste permit
Guidance notes Part C5 - How to complete Part C5 of our application form
Application Form Part F1 - Opra, charges and declarations
Guidance notes Part F1 - How to complete Part F1 of our application form
How to pay
You can pay for your permit application in the following ways:
Call us on 0300 065 3000 between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday.
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
Fees and charges
Read more about fees and charges in our environmental permitting charging scheme.
Help with your application
General enquiries email - firstname.lastname@example.org
General enquiries number 0300 065 3000
Permit Receipt Centre
Natural Resources Wales
29 Newport Road