Brokers and Dealers Registration

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The Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 113 of 2008) provides for the introduction of a registration system for waste brokers and dealers. These regulations follow on from the Waste Management (Shipments of Waste) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 419 of 2007).

A waste broker arranges to handle, transport, dispose of or recover controlled waste on behalf of others. Waste brokers include waste dealers who acquire waste and sell it on.

Any individual or business that arranges the collection, recycling, recovery or disposal of waste on behalf of another party must register as a waste broker with the National TFS Office.

Waste brokers and dealers include:

  • Businesses that buy and sell scrap metal and other recoverable materials. They may operate from a yard or act as a third party making the buying and selling arrangements for the materials. 
  • Businesses arranging the disposal of waste on behalf of another company or waste producer. 
  • Waste disposal operators or carriers arranging the disposal or recovery of waste not covered by their own licence.

A broker shares responsibility with the waste holders for the proper management of waste before and after its transfer and they are legally responsible for its proper handling and disposal.

Any person who arranges for the shipment of waste the subject of the TFS Regulation and the Brokers and Dealers Regulation, has a responsibility to only use a broker or dealer who is registered with the competent authority. Any person who contravenes these provisions shall be guilty of an offence.

For more information

Brokers and Dealers Registration
National Transfrontier Shipment Office
Floor 2, Block B, Blackhall Walk
Dublin 7

Fax: (01) 411 3440

Administration Department

  • Tel: (01) 222 4411 or 222 4601 or 222 4634 or 222 4249

Technical Department

  • Tel: (01) 222 4374
  • Tel: (01) 222 4467