Trade waste approval (for liquid waste discharge to sewer in Fraser Coast region) - Queensland

Description

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

A trade waste approval will specify Wide Bay Water Corporations 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
  • abattoirs 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.

Duration

Wide Bay Water Corporation determines the length of time this approval remains in effect. If you plan to alter any of the processes involved in generating trade waste, you will need approval.

Fees

Contact Wide Bay Water Corporation to determine applicable fees.

Forms

Other resources

Application process

Contact Wide Bay Water Corporation for further information on the application process.

Transfer

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

Administering agency

Wide Bay Water Corporation

Trade Waste

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Trade Waste

Wide Bay Water Corporation

Operating address: 31 Ellengowan Street
URANGAN, HERVEY BAY QLD 4655
Mailing address: PO Box 5499
HERVEY BAY QLD 4655
Email: TradeWaste@frasercoast.qld.gov.au