A trade waste approval is required by any business that wishes to discharge trade waste to the sewer. Trade waste is waterborne waste from any commercial or industrial activity that is discharged to the sewer.

The Trade Waste Approval holder is responsible for the payment of trade waste fees. Under the Trade Waste Management Plan, the property owner will be the Trade Waste Approval holder. Any arrangement for passing on those fees to a tenant will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Onsite inspection: A Council officer will contact you to arrange an inspection of the premises as part of the trade waste approval assessment process.

Application fee: In most circumstances, there is no initial application fee for a trade waste application. If an application fee applies, Council will contact you. Ongoing trade waste fees are listed in the Schedule of Rates and Charges on Council’s website and will charged on the property’s rates notice following trade waste approval.

For more information, go to townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/waste-water/trade-waste, or contact Council on 13 48 10.

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