Do you need a Trade Waste Permit?

All businesses that generate trade waste need a permit from Unitywater. Find out more about your trade waste responsibilities to see if you need a Trade Waste Permit.

Why do we manage trade waste?

It’s important to manage the discharge of trade waste to protect:

  • the safety of those working in and around our sewerage system
  • sewerage infrastructure from damage
  • treatment processes from adverse impacts
  • the environment and waterways that receive treated wastewater
  • downstream recycling of water and reuse of biosolids.

To recover the cost of managing the additional load that trade waste imposes on the sewerage system, trade waste charges apply.