Customers

Trade Waste and your business

For all trade waste enquiries please call the Trade Waste Hotline on (03) 6422 5444 or email tradewaste@taswater.com.au

Commercial Customers

Industrial Customers

Tankered Customers


What is trade waste?

Trade waste refers to any liquid waste generated by a business that does not include domestic sewage from toilets, hand wash basins and showers. Trade waste may be more concentrated, higher in volume or pose a greater risk to people and the environment. Typical examples of trade waste include fats, food, oils, grease, solvents, paints, pesticides and other chemicals.

Why manage trade waste?

TasWater’s sewerage network is designed for the transport and treatment of liquid waste from typical household activities. When untreated trade waste enters our network it damages pipes and causes blockages and spills. It can also disrupt the sewage treatment process, harm the environment, and present a safety risk to the public, TasWater staff and contractors - particularly in the case of flammable chemicals. TasWater also has a commitment to minimise the impact of sewage on the environment. One of the ways we do this is by requiring our trade waste customers to install compliant pre-treatment systems to reduce the amount of unwanted substances entering our sewerage network for treatment. Please see our Trade Waste Policy for more information.

What makes a trade waste customer?

TasWater will categorise a business as a trade waste customer if they are conducting a non-residential or commercial activity. Some typical customer examples are outlined below. Please use our trade calculator to determine your business category here.

COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS

Automotive service workshops

Breweries

Car/Plant/machinery/truck wash

Dairies

Panel Beating / Spray Painting

Wineries/distilleries

Service Station/Refuelling depot

Food and beverage manufacturers

Machinery repair workshop

Meat processing plants

Hairdressers/beauty salons

Seafood processors

Laundromats

Metal finishing

Nursing homes

Refineries

Child care centres

Smelters

Hospitals

Chemical plants

Schools and colleges

Pharmaceutical manufacturers

Restaurants/cafes/takeaways

Large swimming pools

Pubs/bars/hotels

Tannery

Supermarkets/butchers/bakeries

Landfill leachate

Any businesses with a commercial kitchen

Function halls/sporting clubs

Medical businesses, including dentists and vets

Animal wash