Approval to Dispose of Trade Waste into a Public Sewer - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you are going to discharge commercial, trade or industrial waste directly or indirectly into a public sewer. This type of waste is referred to as liquid trade waste and includes waste produced by the following types of businesses:

  • business / commercial premises (such as a beautician, florist, hairdresser, hotel, motel, restaurant, butcher, service station, supermarket or dentist)
  • community / public premises (such as a craft club, school, college, university, hospital or nursing home)
  • industrial premises
  • trade activities (such as a mobile carpet cleaner)
  • commercial activities carried out in a residential location
  • commercial saleyards, racecourses, stables and kennels
  • any wastewater transported by vehicle or drawn from ships or boats (including septic effluent).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You may need to ensure that you meet insurance requirements as specified by Council.

Please consult directly with the Council for information on any eligibility requirements specific to your Approval.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Approval to Dispose of Trade Waste into a Public Sewer - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 NSW

Administering agency

Hornsby Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Hornsby Shire Council

Operating address: Administration Centre, 296 Peats Ferry Road
NSW 2077
Mailing address: PO BOX 37
Hornsby, New South Wales 1630
Phone: 02 9847 6666
Fax: 02 9847 6999
Website: Hornsby Shire Council (Opens in new window)