There are restrictions on what kind of trade waste can go into the wastewater system. If you're a business producing trade waste, you will need to apply to Council for consent.
Trade waste is the liquid waste businesses discharge into the wastewater system. Trade waste can contain substances which are detrimental to the sewage system, treatment plant processes and the environment, and to the health and safety of people working in wastewater plants.
You need consent from Council to dispose of trade waste. To find out more, call our trade waste officer on 06 356 8199
Grease buildup is a major contributor to the reduction in the capacity of the city's sewers and can cause blockages in the network. Grease and oils are also extremely difficult to process at the treatment plant. This is why fats, grease and oil must be prevented from entering the wastewater system.
For more information about grease trap design and consents, contact us on 06 356 8199.
These businesses are certified as fully compliant liquid and hazardous waste contractors:
The local Government Act empowers councils to make a Trade Waste Bylaw. Palmerston North City Council has a Trade Waste Bylaw which sets out the conditions under which the council accepts discharge of trade waste into the wastewater system. The bylaw was adopted on 1 July 2015.