Trade Waste

Trade waste

What is trade waste?
Trade waste is waste water produced from the operations of a business which discharged into the sewer system. More contaminated than normal domestic sewerage, trade waste can contain chemicals, metals, high organic load, fats, greases or detergents and therefore need to be treated carefully.

You must first engage a specialist trade waste Plumber to help you through the trade waste application. All businesses using trade waste are important so whether your business is small medium or large Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can help you through the process to customize your trade waste solution. Call 0418397667

Why manage trade waste?

Trade waste can contain hazardous chemicals and harmful substances that pose a risk to our environment. Ensuring the correct equipment is installed by a Plumbing professional protects the environment and sewerage system assets.

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Trade waste agreements. – Who needs one?

All companies discharging waste into the sewer system in Melbourne and within City West Water, Yarra Valley Water or South East Water areas and are required to enter into a trade waste agreement. You must not discharge any trade waste into the sewer system without the consent of the relevant water authority.

Applying for a trade waste agreement. – What do you need to know?

You need a trade waste agreement or consent before you can discharge any trade waste into the sewer system. This is required by law and is necessary in order to effectively manage the risks associated with the trade waste. We can help you to obtain consent to start work from the authorities within 4 weeks of application.

Contact your local water authority in your area for a “Trade Waste” application form. The council will want to be informed about the scope of the job .Some of the requirements that you need to provide are:

A site plan of the proposed treatment system prior to the trade waste entering the sewer system.

Technical specifications of the treatment system.

List of hazardous chemicals to be used.

How many litres of trade waste you expect to release into the sewer system each day?

How many sinks, basins, cleaner sinks, floor wastes, wash bin areas, dishwashers, glass washers, ect does your business use?

You will be required to provide data sheets of the product that you wish to release into the sewer system.

Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can help you to establish requirements to meet the authority’s specifications.

Call Richmond Plumbing & Roofing 0418397667

Trade waste apparatus

Richmond Plumbing & Roofing are the experts in Trade waste. They will happily advise on the required solutions and equipment necessary to suit your individual job.

Grease interceptor above ground.

Grease interceptor below ground.

Neutralizing tank

Mixing tank

Petrol and oil interceptor above ground

Petrol and oil interceptor below ground.

Settling tank.

Silt trap.

Silt pit.

Solvent and oil interceptor above ground.

Solvent and oil interceptor below ground.

Straining pit.

Straining trap.

Testing sump.

Richmond Plumbing & Roofing uses Geberit pipes and fittings for all trade waste applications. Viking plastics and Frankston concrete products our recommended suppliers for all our trade waste interceptors and tanks, pits, traps and sumps.

Trade waste penalties

It is a offence to discharge trade waste into the sewer system without trade waste consent from the water authorities.

The water authorities have a monitoring program of commercial properties which they use to identify offenders and serve severe penalties for breaches. These including fines, criminal prosecution or both

Call Richmond plumbing on 0418397667 for all your trade waste requirements.