Trade waste approval (for liquid waste discharge to sewer in Whitsunday 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 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.

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 process

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

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

Whitsunday Regional Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Environmental Health and Local Laws Unit

Whitsunday Regional Council

Operating address: BOWEN
67 Herbert Street
Bowen QLD 4805
Operating address: CANNONVALE
Shop 23 Whitsunday Plaza
Cannonvale QLD 4802
Operating address: COLLINSVILLE
Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets
Collinsville QLD 4804
Operating address: PROSERPINE
52 Main Street
Proserpine QLD 4800
Mailing address: PO BOX 104
Proserpine, Queensland 4800
Contact us phone: 1300 972 753
Fax: 07 4945 0222
Email: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au
Website: Whitsunday Regional Council (Opens in new window)