Trade Waste

What is Trade Waste?

Trade waste is defined under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 as being water-borne waste from business, trade or manufacturing premises, other than-

  1. Waste that is a prohibited substance; or
  2. Human waste; or
  3. Stormwater

Do I produce Trade Waste?

Many commercial and industrial businesses, from small bakeries, hairdressers and cafes to large restaurants and metal finishing industries, produce trade waste. 

Why worry about Trade waste?

Proper trade waste management assists us to protect the environment and its waterways. Our waterways are important environmental attractions to our area and every individual together with Council should take steps to protect them from pollution. Proper management also limits damage to our wastewater system, treatment plants and protects public health. 

What are my Legal Responsibilities?

Discharging waste to our wastewater system without approval is illegal and can bring penalties. If you are a property owner that has a business on your premises which generates trade waste and discharges it to the sewer it is your responsibility to ensure that you have permission from Council and have a current Trade Waste Permit.

How do I apply for a Trade Waste Permit?

Complete the appropriate Trade Waste Application Form from the list below and submit to Council with the relevant documentation.

  1. Trade Waste Application - Services, Food Retail & Hospitality
  2. Trade Waste Application - Mechanical Workshops & Motor Trades
  3. Trade Waste Application - Processing, Manufacturing & Pool Waste Discharge
  4. Trade Waste Application - Septic Tanks, Pan Waste & Ship to Shore Pump-outs

Water Services Association of Australia Trap Sizing Guidelines

To calculate the minimum clear volume for a passive grease interceptor, please use the relevant form.

  1. Fixture count method
  2. Grease Trap Sizing User Guidelines 

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