Trade waste approval (for liquid waste discharge to sewer in Gold Coast) - 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

Each approval remains in effect for 12 months. Contact council for further information.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Act(s) name

Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 QLD

Application process

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

Transfer

This approval cannot be transferred. If you change property ownership or lease a business establishment, the existing approval will be cancelled. A new application for approval will be necessary.

Administering agency

City of Gold Coast

Contact details

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

City of Gold Coast

Operating address: 135 Bundall Road
Bundall
Queensland 4217
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300694222
Phone: 0755828211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: gcccmail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)