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Draft Trade Waste Policy and Guidelines


Submissions are being sought about Council’s draft Liquid Trade Waste Policy and Guidelines which were recently reviewed and updated. 

PDF icon Draft Liquid Waste Policy 2018 (PDF 187kb)

PDF icon Draft Liquid Waste Guidelines 2018 (PDF 592 kb)

The policy and guidelines are concerned with the approval, monitoring and enforcement process for liquid trade wastes discharged to Council’s sewerage system and levying of commercial sewage and liquid trade waste fees and charges. 

The objectives of this policy are to:

  • Detail the approval process for liquid trade wastes discharged into Council’s sewerage system to ensure compliance of liquid trade waste dischargers with Council’s approved conditions
  • Outline the basis for levying of appropriate sewerage and liquid trade waste fees and charges
  • Ensure the proper control of liquid trade waste discharged to the sewerage system to protect public health, worker safety, the environment and Council’s sewerage system
  • Promote waste minimisation and water conservation

The Liquid Trade Waste policy and Guidelines are applicable to commercial and industrial business premises within the Wingecarribee Shire connected to the sewerage system and septic businesses discharging to Council’s septic receivals facility. Included in the policy and guidelines are:

  • The definition of liquid trade waste
  • Pre-treatment and discharge quality limits
  • The application and the approvals process
  • Fees and charges
  • Monitoring and compliance
  • Service agreement forms

The policy and guidelines are based on the 2009 Model Policy for Liquid Trade Waste Regulation developed by the NSW Department of Industry to ensure councils meet best practice. The policy was last adopted in 2011 and is now required to be renewed.

How to make a submission
Written submissions on the draft policy must be received by 4.30pm Wednesday 30 May 2018 and may be emailed to mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au, posted to PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or delivered by hand to the Civic Centre at 68 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.

For further information please contact Victoria Longley, Coordinator Sewer, on 02 4868 0520 during business hours.

NOTE: The draft documents will be on exhibition from 18 April to Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Last Updated: April 12th, 2018
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