CPCB EPR registration Plastic waste

What is Plastic EPR Waste Authorisation from CPCB?

  • A plastic EPR waste certificate is a permit granted by the Pollution Control Board to producers, importers, and brand owners (PIBOs) of plastic waste, as per the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016, and their subsequent amendments.
  • PIBOs must register with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB).
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Who needs Plastic waste EPR certificate from CPCB?

  • Producers, Importers, and Brand owners (PIBO) that bring plastic waste into the market through their products are responsible for collecting, segregating, and transporting the plastic waste themselves, or by engaging with plastic waste recyclers, waste management agencies, or urban local bodies.
  • PIBOs are required to obtain EPR waste permission from the Pollution Control Board/SPCB/CPCB and submit an EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) plan.

Documents Required to get EPR Certificate from Pollution Board

  1. PAN  of company 
  2. GST Certificate of Unit
  3. CIN of the Industry 
  4. IEC – Import Export Code of the Firm
  5. Aadhaar of Authorized Person 
  6. PAN of Authorized Person
  7. DIC registration certificate 
  8. Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate also known as Pollution Board NOC  
  9. Emergency Response Plan/ Disaster Management Plan
  10. Details of capital investment in the project 
  11. Details of the year of commencement of operations of the entity
  12. Plot area of the Facility
  13. Sanctioned Power Load of the Plant
  14. Latest Electricity Bill
  15. Total Annual Production Capacity (in Kgs/ Tonnes)
  16. Plastic consumption details – year-wise quantity of plastic consumed in the two consecutive years previous

Categories under Plastic CPCB EPR Registration

The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in India categorises plastic packaging into four groups:

  • Rigid Plastic Packaging (Category I): This includes hard containers like bottles, jars, and tubs.
  • Flexible Plastic Packaging(Category II): This covers single-layer or multi-layer pouches, bags, sheets, and covers made from plastic.
  • Multilayered Plastic Packaging(Category III): This includes packaging with at least one layer of plastic and one layer of non-plastic material, like cartons with plastic lining.
  • Compostable Plastic Packaging(Category IV): This category encompasses sheets and bags made from biodegradable plastics intended for composting.

CPCB EPR Registration Fee under Plastic waste Rules

EPR Registration Fees for Producers, Importers, and Brand owners of Plastic waste:

    • Plastic waste generation less than 1,000 TPA: ₹10,000
    • Plastic waste generation between 1,000 and 10,000 TPA: ₹20,000
    • Plastic waste generation above 10,000 TPA: ₹50,000

The registration fee for Plastic waste processors varies depending on the production capacity:

  • The application fee for PWP registration varies depending on the production capacity.
  • Facilities with a capacity of less than 200 TPA pay an application fee of Rs. 5,000.
  • Facilities with a capacity between 200 and 2,000 TPA pay an application fee of Rs. 20,000.
  • Facilities with a capacity exceeding 2,000 TPA pay an application fee of Rs. 50,000.

Steps to Apply and Obtain EPR Registration from CPCB

Step 1: Online Application:

  • Submit your EPR application online through the CPCB portal.
  • If you operate in only one or two states, your application will be automatically transferred to the relevant State Pollution Control Board (SPCB)/Pollution Control Committee (PCC).
  • All other applications are processed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Step 2: Processing:

  • Authorised Pollution Board officials must register on the portal to access applications.
  • Your application is processed within 30 to 45 days, resulting in either approval or rejection.
  • If no action is taken within 15 days, the system will automatically grant “deemed EPR registration certification.”

Important Notes:

  • Submitting false or irrelevant information will lead to rejection and forfeiture of application fees. You will need to reapply with a new fee.
  • Upon approval, your registration certificate will be issued electronically with a digital signature.


  • Fresh registration: Valid for one year.
  • Renewal: Valid for three years.

Cancelation of Registration of EPR NOC/certificate

The EPR certificate can be canceled or suspended at any time if:

  • False Information: The documents you submitted are found to be inaccurate or misleading.
  • Violating Regulations: You breach the terms and conditions of your registration.


  1. Notice: If there’s a potential violation, CPCB will issue a formal notice outlining the issue and allowing you to respond within 15 days.
  2. Hearing: You’ll have the opportunity to present your case and defend your Plastic waste EPR registration.
  3. Decision: CPCB will make a final decision on cancellation or suspension within 10 working days after the hearing.
  4. Final Authority: The Chairman of CPCB has the ultimate authority to uphold or overturn any cancellation or suspension decision.

Remember: Maintaining an accurate CPCB registration and complying with regulations is crucial to avoid cancellation or suspension.

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