Two thirds of all illegally dumped waste in Wales comes from households. If your waste is found dumped, you could be fined up to £5,000. As householders, we all have a social and legal responsibility to make sure that waste from our homes is disposed of properly.
Registered Waste Carriers
If you are giving your waste to a tradesperson, always ask where they are taking your waste and check that they are a registered waste carrier by requesting to see that person's waste carrier licence.
This includes waste from:
All waste carriers must be registered with Natural Resources Wales. If you have any doubts, call Natural Resources Wales on 0300 065 3000.
You can check to see if a company or individual is a registered waste carrier by searching the Public Register via the Natural Resources Wales website.
There are many ways you can get rid of your unwanted waste safely, legally and responsibly. Local authorities across Wales run household waste recycling centres, where you can take waste to be recycled or disposed of.
You can use the Recycle for Wales website to find your nearest one or to contact your local council to discuss further.
Recycle for Wales also have a handy tool that helps you to find information on what can be recycled - Can I recycle it?
Most local authorities will also collect large, bulky items from your home for a small fee. Contact your local authority for more information.