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Liquid trade waste is all liquid waste other than sewage of a domestic nature. It is liquid waste to sewer that is not domestic sewage or unpolluted water.
For trade waste charging purposes Liquid Trade Waste discharges are classified into four charging categories as follows:
Liquid Trade Waste Fees & Charges (internal link)
To apply to discharge liquid trade waste, select and complete the appropriate form/s from the table below and return to:
Liquid Trade Waste Officer
PO Box 141 Moss Vale NSW 2577
If you are unsure of which form you should use, contact:
Trade Waste Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0888
|Accommodation providers||Accommodation Providers Form|
|Chemical toilet waste||Chemical Toilet Waste Form|
Educational Facility Form
|Exemption activities (activities that don't require Council approval to discharge, but are still required to be registered by council. These dischargers are required to be inspected once a year).||Exemptions Form|
|Food preparation and/or serving facility||Food Preparation and or Serving Facility Form|
|General commercial facility||General Commercial Facility Form|
|Hospitals/aged care facilities||Hospitals or Aged Care Facilities|
|Industrial facility||Industrial Facility Form|
|Laundry facility||Laundry Facility Form|
|Multiple occupancy commercial/industrial premises||Multiple Occupancy Commercial and Industrial Form|
|Non-discharger declaration||Activities that do not generate any liquid trade waste that is discharged to the sewer. If unsure, complete and alternat form or contact Council.||Non Discharger Declaration Form|
|Open area discharge||First flush of stormwater from liquid trade waste generating areas. Not normally accepted, Council will send approval conditions to the NSW Office of Water for concurrence.||Open Area Discharge Form|
|Septic tank/portable toilet waste||The waste the is pumped out when:||Septic Tank Portable Toilet Waste Form|
|Vehicle machinery, workshop related, service station covered forecourt||Vechicle machinery Workshop Service Station Forecourt Form|
In order to comply with the State Government’s legislative requirements, management practices and sewerage operating licenses, Council adopted its Liquid Trade Waste policy and appointed a Liquid Trade Waste Officer in 2006 to implement the policy.
An audit was completed of the whole Shire to assess all trade and commercial premises and to date all sites have been assessed for Liquid Trade Waste compliance. Where appropriate approvals to discharge Liquid Trade Waste to Council's sewer have been issued in concurrence with the NSW Office of Water (NOW). Computer systems have been implemented to monitor Liquid Trade Waste discharges and to enable billing.
The charges were introduced in 2009/10. All charges for Liquid Trade Waste are included in the water and sewerage invoices that are mailed out every 4 months.
Liquid Trade Waste Policy (internal link).
Sewerage systems are generally designed to collect, transfer and treat domestic liquid waste that are essentially of predictable strength and quality. Council may accept Liquid Trade Waste into its sewerage system as service to business and industry provided that the discharges are controlled within acceptable limits by use of pre-treatment devices (e.g. grease traps) and systems. If not controlled, Liquid Trade Waste can pose serious problems to public health, worker safety, Council’s sewerage system and the environment.
A person wishing to discharge Liquid Trade Waste to the sewerage system must, under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993, obtain prior approval from Council. Discharging Liquid Trade Waste without an approval is an offence under Section 626 of the Act. A discharger who fails to comply with the conditions of the approval may be prosecuted under Section 120(1) of the Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO) Act 1997.