Trade waste approval (for liquid waste discharge to sewer in McKinlay Shire) - Queensland

Service summary

If your business discharges any liquid waste to a sewer (other than domestic sewerage) then you require a trade waste approval from council.

A trade waste approval will specify councils conditions for discharging trade waste into its sewerage system. The purpose of the approval is to manage the potentially adverse effects of waste, which can cause blockages or corrosion, undermine the sewerage treatment process or be harmful to people..

Trade waste approval is required for a wide range of business activities. Examples of business activities that require trade waste approval are:

  • food and beverage preparation
  • manufacturing, including food and beverages, textiles, leather, paper, wood and plastic, tanneries, wool processing, glass, plaster, resin, ceramic or brick manufacture and stone working
  • farms or clubs using organic and inorganic fertilisers, weedkillers or insecticides
  • mining
  • abbatoirs and butchers
  • metal processing, finishing, fabricating or engineering operations
  • hospitals, dental clinics, veterinary clinics and educational, testing or research laboratories
  • vehicle and plant-related businesses (including truck drivers, car parks and transport depots, panel beaters, spray painters, car washes, service stations, wreckers, plant, vehicle and equipment hire and washing)
  • cleaning services, dry cleaning, carpet cleaning, bottle washing and laundry operations
  • swimming pool operations
  • any business activities that involve chemicals such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, inks, paints, photographic chemicals, soaps and detergents.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Trade waste

means water borne waste from business, trade or manufacturing premises, other than:

  1. waste that is a prohibited substance
  2. human waste and
  3. storm water.

Trade waste includes any waste that is transported from the point of generation.

Transferability

You cannot transfer this approval. If you change property ownership or lease a business establishment, you will have to reapply for a new approval.

Duration

Council determines the length of this approval. If you plan to alter any of the processes involved in generating trade waste, you will need approval.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.


Administering agency

McKinlay Shire Council

Act(s) name

Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 (Queensland)

Contact details

McKinlay Shire Council


Operating address:
29 Burke Street
Julia Creek, Queensland 4823
Mailing address:
PO BOX 177
Julia Creek, Queensland 4823

Phone:

07 4746 7166

Fax:

07 4746 7549
reception@mckinlay.qld.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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