Final Call to all farmers in Wales

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All farmers in Wales who have waste on their land must register an exemption with Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

Many farmers last registered for an exemption in 2013. These are now about to expire and need to be re-registered.

Other farmers may have changed working practices since then and need to register for the first time.

NRW says it wants to work with farmers and is making it as easy as it can to register.

The simple online system makes it as easy as possible for people to register.

A waste exemption notifies NRW that a farmer may be handling waste, for example burning green waste or using construction waste on farm roads. 

Activities such as building tracks with rubble/stone/woodchip, using tyres on top of silage sheets, using paper bedding, burning hedge cuttings, all need to be registered.

Caroline Hawkins Customer Care Manager for NRW said:

“NRW promotes best practice in farming, and can advise on practical, sustainable ways of working so that we all play our part in protecting the world we live in.

“Farmers last registered their waste exemptions in 2013 and as these will be expiring soon, so we’re reminding farmers in Wales to register again.

“Registration is free and means that framers will not need a permit to deal with some waste on their farm – it’s easy and free to register online.

“Contact us to find out how we can help.”

Farmers can register at:

NRW says it should take no more than around 15 minutes to complete the form.

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