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.