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Liquid trade waste

Trade waste is liquid waste generated from business, trade or manufacturing processes. It needs to be disposed of carefully and appropriately.  In some cases, approval may need to be granted before trade waste can be disposed of.

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Generally any liquid waste generated from business, trade or manufacturing processes, other than domestic sewage, is defined as trade waste. Untreated trade waste that contains prohibited substances such as flammable liquids, grease, acids and solids may block the sewerage system, ...
It is a legal requirement that all trade waste generators must obtain a trade waste approval, be subject to regular Audits from Trade Waste Officers who will advise on trade waste issues and ensure compliance under the Water Supply (Safety ...
The wastewater from mechanical workshops can contain contaminants such as fuels, solvents, heavy metals, battery acids, flammable substances, caustic cleaners, coolants, paints, fillers, grit and residue. If not properly managed, this wastewater can pollute our waterways, damage our sewer systems ...
Wastewater from the kitchens of food related businesses is deemed to be trade waste. The waste stream carries contaminants such as cooking oil, grease, fat, food scraps, organic materials and harsh chemical cleaners. Oil, fat and grease are a major concern ...
The Water Supply (Safety & Reliability) Act 2008 defines trade waste as: 'The water-borne waste from business, trade or manufacturing premises, other than: waste that is a prohibited substance. human waste. stormwater. It is a legal requirement that all trade waste generators must: obtain a ...
This category is for liquid trade waste generators that produce high strength wastewater outside the sewer admission limits. Council negotiates individual approval limits with these businesses and monitors the discharge by regular collection and testing of the discharge to ensure ...
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