Government support for entrepreneurs

Registration of waste transporters, collectors, dealers and brokers (VIHB)

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

In the Netherlands, if you act as a collector, carrier, dealer or broker of industrial or hazardous waste, you must register with NIWO (National and International Road Transport Organisation). You will then be included in the national list of carriers, collectors, dealers and brokers (VIHB list). To be able to register, you must demonstrate your reliability (certificate of good conduct) and, if you only broker or deal in waste, your professional competence (certificate of professional competence from CBR, the Dutch Central Office for Motor Vehicle Driver Testing).

Carriers EEA Member States

Carriers established in EEA Member States satisfy the criteria when they possess a valid EU transport licence (EU Regulation 1072/2009). They must enclose with their application a copy of this licence as well as an extract of their registration with the Chamber of Commerce. Instead of the CBR certificate of professional competence, they can submit a certificate issued by their own country's competent authority.

Consulting the VIHB list

If you are looking for a recognised transporter, collector, dealer or broker of industrial or hazardous waste, you can consult the VIHB list (Dutch) on NIWO's website.

Online registration procedure via Message Box

Using Message Box, you can apply online to NIWO for inclusion in the VIHB list. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency