Trade waste is water-borne waste from business, trade or manufacturing premises which is discharged to the wastewater system. Council provides a wastewater system primarily for the transport and treatment of domestic sewage. Trade waste may have significantly increased pollutants compared to domestic sewage which can harm people, the environment and the wastewater system.
Trade waste management
Council manages the discharge of trade waste in order to:
- protect and preserve the health and safety of personnel and the public
- protect the environment
- protect wastewater infrastructure
- protect wastewater treatment processes
- facilitate re-use of treated effluent and biosolids.
Trade waste approval
Council is required to issue a Trade Waste Approval to property owners for any connections to the wastewater system where trade waste is discharged. Property owners and trade waste generators must comply with all applicable conditions, standards and requirements detailed in the following documents.
- Trade Waste Approval Conditions (PDF 180 KB)
- Sewer Admission Standards (PDF 635 KB)
- Pre-Treatment Requirements (PDF 365 KB)
- Grease Arrestor Sizing Calculation Guide (PDF 117 KB)
- Registered Transporters & Service Agents (PDF 46 KB)
Trade waste charges
Council applies trade waste charges to recover costs associated with the management of the service, together with the transport and treatment of the discharge. Information in relation to applicable charges is provided in the following documents.
- Charging Framework & Rates 2019-20 (PDF 341 KB)
- Charging Rates Summary 2019-20 (PDF 131 KB)
- Information Pack – Quarterly Volumetric Charges (PDF 194 KB)
Frequently asked questions
Answers to some frequently asked questions regarding trade waste.