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. The Trade Waste Approval holder is responsible for the payment of ongoing trade waste fees, which will be charged on the property’s rates notice following trade waste approval. Any arrangement for passing on those fees to a tenant will be the responsibility of the property owner. By submitting this application, you confirm that the property owner is aware of this application.
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: An application fee is levied to cover the costs of assessment of the trade waste application. Fees are listed in the Schedule of Rates and Charges on Council’s website.
For more information, go to townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/waste-water/trade-waste, or contact Council on 13 48 10.