Before discharging waste into our sewer system, businesses must seek approval, install and maintain appropriate equipment to treat liquid waste. This helps us protect the health of our community and environment.
Some examples of businesses that must apply for liquid trade waste approval are cafes, canteens, butchers and other food processors, daycare centres, laundromats, hairdressers, metal finishers, service stations, and chemical manufacturers.
If you are lodging a development application (DA)
You will need to meet trade waste conditions to get a construction certificate. We encourage you to call a trade waste officer to discuss the requirements before lodging your DA.
Purchasing or starting a new business without a DA
You must seek approval using the form below. We generally grant approval for a period of 5 years at which point you must reapply.
Approval is a two-stage process. You must receive our written approval before discharging any liquid trade waste to the sewer system.
Before starting your application, please read the City's Liquid Trade Waste Policy.