What is Liquid Trade Waste?
Liquid trade waste is defined in the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 as all liquid waste other than sewage of a domestic nature. A liquid trade waste fact sheet can be downloaded here:
Fact Sheet - Liquid Trade Waste (204 KB)
Liquid trade waste discharges to the sewerage system include liquid wastes from:
Liquid trade waste excludes:
Liquid Trade Waste Charging Categories and Concurrence Classifications
Category 1- dischargers requiring minimal pre-treatment, or prescribed pre-treatment with low impact on the sewerage system
Category 2 - dischargers with prescribed pre-treatment1
Category 2S - septic tank, pan and ship-to-shore waste
Category 3 - large (>20kL/d) and industrial dischargers.
Four (4) classifications of liquid trade waste have been established for approval purposes: Concurrence Classifications A, B, C and S. These classifications are based on the level of risk, ie. low risk, medium risk and high risk liquid trade waste (A, B and C respectively) and septic tank and pan waste (S).
Concurrence Classification A liquid trade waste has 'automatic assumed concurrence'. This means that for waste
in this classification Young Shire Council has been authorised to assume concurrence.
Concurrence Classification B liquid trade waste has 'assumed concurrence available'. For waste in this classification, Young Shire Council has been authorised by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to assume concurrence.
Concurrence Classification C liquid trade waste requires 'mandatory concurrence', meaning that for waste
Concurrence Classification S for acceptance of septic tank and pan waste. For waste in this classification Young Shire Council has been granted assumed concurrence.
Trade Waste for new business
If you considering starting up a new business or even purchasing an existing one there are some important issues you need to consider regarding the discharge to sewer from the premises.
Any enquires should be directed to the trade waste officer on 02 6380 1200.
Fees and charges for liquid trade waste are updated annually in Council’s Delivery and Operational Plan. The table below identifies what charges are applicable to the various charging categories.
Pre-treatment Products Guide
Pre-treatment products that have been authorised by Sydney Water are accepted by both DPI and Young Shire Council. For more information on pre-approved products visit the Sydney Water website.
Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Policy
Council’s Policy can be found on the policy register.
Liquid Trade Waste Application Forms
Application to Discharge in Councils Sewer can be found here.