Trade waste is all non-human liquid waste generated on commercial properties that’s discharged to our sewerage system. It includes liquid waste such as grease, oils and chemicals.
A Trade Waste Search is recommended whenever a business that generates trade waste is being purchased.
A Trade Waste Permit is also required if you are purchasing or starting a businesses that produce trade waste.
It is recommended that a Trade Waste Search is completed to ensure:
the new business owner is aware of the condition of the pre-treatment facility prior to purchase, as non-serviced facilities can be costly to repair or replace
details of the pre-treatment facility servicing are obtained
trade waste fees are adjusted at settlement (if applicable)
the new business owner has applied to have the Trade Waste Discharge Permit details updated and a new permit issued.
To request a Trade Waste Search Certificate please complete and submit the online form below:
Payment can be made using a credit card, cheque, or on a 14 day account if you're pre-registered.
Further instructions for payment are provided in the online form below.
You’ll receive your Trade Waste Search Certificate within 10 working days of requesting it.
You’ll receive a printed report via mail or email that:
confirms that the trade waste system currently installed on the premises is compliant with Trade Waste Permit conditions (through an on-site inspection of the trade waste system)
provides details of conditions which apply to the current Trade Waste Permit.
If you purchase a business that has an existing trade waste discharge permit, you’ll need to apply to have a new permit issued in your name.