Trade waste is liquid waste generated from any industry, business, trade or manufacturing premises, other than domestic sewage from a hand basin, shower, bath, toilet or other domestic fixture.
In some cases, trade waste may contain toxic or harmful substances, such as oil, heavy metals, solids, organic solvents or chlorinated organics. Uncontrolled or illegal discharge of trade waste causes serious problems in the sewerage system ??? flooding and overloading, blockages, corrosion, hazardous work environments, even failure of sewage purification processes.
City of Gold Coast is responsible for preventing these contaminants from entering the sewerage system, ensuring that the health and safety of the community and the environment are protected.