Liquid trade waste is any discharge to a sewerage system other than domestic waste from a hand wash basin, shower, bath or toilet. Sewerage systems are designed to safely collect, transfer and treat wastewater that is mostly of domestic origin. However, sewerage systems may also accept liquid trade waste discharges provided they are planned and controlled within acceptable limits.
Approval to discharge
Businesses or government agencies proposing to discharge liquid trade waste to a council sewer must have prior approval from the council responsible for regulating sewerage and trade waste in that area.
The Liquid Trade Waste application form is available on Council's forms page.
Go to the NSW Department of Primary Industries website for more information about your responsibilities discharging liquid trade waste.
For more information or to discuss any aspect of liquid trade waste please contact Armidale Regional Council on 1300 136 833 or email council.