Trade Waste

Commercial Trade waste

Commercial trade waste customers are businesses that discharge low to medium risk trade waste to sewer.

Commercial Trade Waste

Tankered Trade Waste Customers

Tankered waste contractors play an important role in the community by removing liquid wastes from residential, commercial and industrial premises

Tankered Trade Waste Customers

Industrial Trade Waste customers

Industrial trade waste customers are businesses that discharge medium to high risk liquid waste to sewer that is high in volume and/or concentration.

Industrial Trade Waste Customers

About Trade Waste

Trade waste is a term used to describe liquid waste that is more variable and diverse in volume and quality than typical household wastewater. Trade waste places additional demand and impact on the sewerage system over and above residential waste. The increased demand increases the risks to the community, the environment and TasWater.

Trade waste disposal to sewer is managed by TasWater to minimise the risks and potential for increased costs associated with the transport and treatment of trade waste. TasWater is committed to working with our trade waste customers to ensure the quantity and quality of trade waste discharged is acceptable for discharge to the sewerage system.
For a copy of our trade waste policy click here (PDF 2MB).


Trade Waste Customers

Any customer who is responsible for a business that discharges trade waste to sewer is receiving a trade waste service from TasWater, and has a legal obligation to apply for permission to discharge the waste from that business.
Customers are separated into Commercial and Industrial groups according to the type of trade waste they discharge to sewer.
Commercial customers are businesses who are classified as Category 1 or Category 2 customers.
Typical business activities considered to be Commercial include:

 Animal Boarding  Correction Centre  Panel/body repair
 Automotive service repair  Green grocer  Plant/machinery Hire
 Bakery  Hairdresser/beauty salon  Primary/secondary school
 Bed and Breakfast (onsite restaurant facilities for general pubic)  Hospital  Pub/bar/hotel
 Bowling Green (commercial kitchen)  Laboratories  Restaurant/cafe
 Car wash  Laundromat  Small goods/butcher
 Catering  Licenced club  Sports stadium (commercial kitchen)
 Church/place of worship  Medical (including dentist and vet)   Supermarket
 College tertiary  Nursery/horticulture   Swimming pool
 Community centre/halls (commercial kitchen)  Nursing home/care

  Take away/fast food


Trade Waste Customer Support Program

To reduce the risks associated with trade waste TasWater created the Commercial Compliance Program, to help Tasmanian businesses become trade waste compliant by installing pre-treatment systems to minimise the amount of trade waste entering our sewerage network. To support our Category 2 trade waste customers TasWater is offering a no-interest repayment scheme to help cover the cost of installing or upgrading a compliant trade waste pre-treatment system. For eligible category 1 and 2 trade waste customers who are already fully compliant, TasWater will discount trade waste fixed charges by 10 per cent for four years commencing 1 July 2018. Category 1 and 2 customers that become compliant during the four year period from 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2022 without accessing the Customer Support Program are also eligible for a 10 per cent discount. More information about the customer support program and how to apply, please click here.