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Trade Waste Bylaw

The purpose is to:

  • Protect the community’s health and safety from potential adverse effects of harmful substances discharged to the public wastewater system;
  • protect the environment (including water quality) from adverse effects of harmful substances discharged to the public wastewater system;
  • protect the public wastewater system from damage and provide for its efficient operation;
  • ensure compliance with resource permit (discharge) conditions;
  • provide an equitable basis for charging trade waste users of the public wastewater system; and
  • encourage waste minimisation, cleaner production, efficient recycling and reuse of waste streams at trade premises.

What are the perceived problems in our district?

Sewer blockages due to:

  • rags or other foreign materials being flushed down drainage
  • congealed fat from oils discharged into the sewer system

Corrosion of sewers or manholes due to trade waste discharges

Wastewater containing volatile or toxic substances that affect the health of sewer and treatment plant operators or upset the biological balance of the wastewater treatment process (for example from the disposal or petrol or turpentine use for cleaning).

The proposed Bylaw provisions are to…

  • Prevent blockages by controlling and monitoring grease traps
  • Control corrosive, volatile or toxic chemical disposal
  • Limit or control disposal of trade wastes to sewer system

For the full wording of the proposed Trade Waste Bylaw 2015 click here (443KB pdf).

Feedback closed on 30 October 2015