You will need this licence if you run an industry, business, trade or manufacturing process that creates trade waste. Trade waste is liquid waste from commercial and industrial operations that contains chemicals, grease, oils, fats and other solid particles that can cause issues if discharged into the sewer system. Trade waste can come from commercial and industrial businesses.
Commercial or minor trade waste originates in businesses that are likely to have grease or oil or food substances contained in their waste, including:
- restaurants, bakeries and cafes
- butchers and delicatessens
- hospitals, nursing homes and hotels.
Industrial or major trade waste originates in businesses that are high-risk due to waste nature and / or volume, including:
- mechanical workshops and auto-wreckers
- chemical laboratories
- paint shops
- dry cleaners
- radiology clinics
- manufacturing plants.