Trade Waste is any liquid that is discharged to the wastewater system from commercial, industrial, manufacturing or trade premises resulting from any processes or operations.
All businesses that discharge to the wastewater system will need to apply to the Waipā District Council for a Trade Waste Consent.
Download: Application for Trade Waste Discharge
Trade Waste Consents are the agreements between the Waipā District Council and the owners/occupiers discharging Trade Waste, that define.
- The volume of wastewater that can be discharged
- The nature and characteristics of the discharge
- The type of pre-treatment required prior to discharge
- Service and maintenance requirements
Trade waste shared services
In July 2012, Waipā District Council joined with Hamilton City Council and Waikato District Council to launch Shared Services for trade waste, aiming to deliver integrated, sustainable and well-managed services that also protect and enhance the environment.
Trade waste customers will receive a consistent trade waste service across the three council territories, while shared staff and resources will ensure a streamlined and efficient business model.
For the councils, the benefits include improved compliance and monitoring, and an effective user pays approach to trade waste.
For more information about Trade Waste Services please phone 07 838 6999 or 0800 357 358.