Trade waste

If you run a business that disposes trade waste, there are a number of things you need to know and do before you can get rid of it!

Trade waste, or industrial waste, is any wastewater discharged from your business other than waste from office facilities or staff amenities.

If you're disposing waste to the wastewater system, you need to ensure you have a trade waste permit because not all wastes are suitable for our system.

If the wrong waste goes down the system, it could cause serious harm to public health and the environment.

You can apply for a permit below, and we'll assess your details to ensure your waste is safely disposed.

Retail food industry

On 1 July 2016, we implemented changes to the management of non-compliant customers in the retail food industry.

Find out what this means for you

 

Applying for a permit

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Applying for a permit

Get your permit to dispose your waste to our sewer systems.

Backflow prevention

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Backflow prevention

Find out more about our Backflow Prevention Policy.

Fees

Discharging industrial waste

Fees

Find out which trade waste fees apply to you.

Retail food industry

Greasy waste disposal

Retail food industry

Find all trade waste requirements for the industry.

Trade waste specific to you

Industrial waste

Trade waste specific to you

See if your business has other waste disposal requirements.

Typical waste drawings

Typical industrial waste drawings

Typical waste drawings

See examples of typical trade waste drawings.

Find out more

Pre-treatment products

Pre-treatment products

Pre-treatment products

Find out why you need to pre-treat waste and which products are acceptable to use.