Tankered Trade Waste Customers

What is tankered waste?

Tankered waste contractors play an important role in the community by removing liquid wastes from residential, commercial and industrial premises.  TasWater is committed to providing a service to safely receive and treat tankered waste from approved sources.  The acceptance of tankered waste requires careful management to ensure that the water is safely received and treated to a standard which meets our environmental discharge licenses at the receiving sewage treatment plant.

The transportation of Controlled Waste requires a licence from EPA Tasmania

All businesses that wish to cart tankered waste to a TasWater facility are required to be registered with us.


Please email us for more information or assistance at tankered.waste@taswater.com.au

Deemed Quality Waste

These types of tankered waste are generally accepted at our sewage treatment plants without a contractual agreement. 
They include waste from;

  • septic systems
  • grease-trap systems
  • stormwater
  • greywater

Special Approved Waste

All other types of tankered waste require special approval, a testing regime, a contract, and incur a higher charge.

Examples include;

  • Industrial wastewater
  • Beverage industry wastewater
  • Dairy production wastewater
  • Animal slaughter wastewater
  • Aquaculture wastewater
  • Contaminated groundwater
  • Leachate
  • Waste with elevated hydrocarbons
  • Waste with high organics
  • Waste with high metals content
  • Weekly deliveries from a particular Wastewater treatment system
  • Cooling towers
  • PFAS contaminated wastewater 

The following legislation outlines concentrations and mass load limits for accepting waste to sewer. Schedules 2 and 3 are particularly relevant to acceptance of Tankered Waste.

Testing requirements may be varied according to the type of wastewater.

See our Special Approved Waste application form (DOCX 63.5KB) or contact us for more details.

Financial year 2021-22 tankered waste charges/disposal facility

 Disposal Locations (STP)  Management Fee ($/load)  Deemed Quality Waste ($/kL)  Special Approved Waste ($/kL)
 Macquarie Point, Hobart  $44.59  $27.36  $27.36
 Prince of Wales, Derwent Park  $44.59  $22.07  $54.42
 Knights Road, Ulverstone  $44.59  $9.88  N/A
 Rokeby  $44.59  $19.31  N/A
 East Coast  $44.59  $10.44  N/A
 Ti Tree Bend, Launceston  $44.59  $34.36  N/A
 Newnham  $44.59  $34.36  N/A
 George Town  $44.59  $15.72  N/A
 Stieglitz  $44.59  $8.99  N/A
 Scottsdale  $44.59  $15.72  N/A
Pardoe $44.59 N/A $15.72
Any other STP not listed  $44.59 $15.72  N/A