Trade Waste Services
As a business connected to the Timaru District Council's sewer network you receive a benefit in your ability to dispose of certain liquid Trade Wastes, some of which may not be typical of household wastewater composition or volume.
In order to effectively manage these wastes to keep the sewer system operating properly and protect the environment, the public and Council staff it is necessary for Council to know what these wastes are. By issuing consents, Council can classify the wastes and place limits and conditions for their discharge from your business in line with the sewer systems capabilities.
To do this, Council operates a Trade Waste Unit to undertake the administration of the Trade Waste Consenting process, and the compliance monitoring of issued Trade Waste Consents.
For further information on trade waste services, please contact one of the Trade Waste Officers, or download further information and application forms below.
For all Businesses
- Trade Waste Application Form (236.71 kB)
- Trade Waste Application Guide (80.31 kB)
- Stormwater Declaration (41.92 kB)
- Trade Waste Information Booklet for all Businesses (34.95 kB)
- Grease Interceptor Sizing Criteria (35.77 kB)
Additional Information for Retail Food Outlets
Here you will find the rules and regulations governing the discharge of commercial and industrial trade wastes into the Timaru District Council's sewer system.
This section will also help you with the completion of your Trade Waste Consent Application Form.
The nature and levels of the characteristics of trade waste discharged must at all times comply with the standards set out in Chapter 7 - Water Services Bylaw.
Download a copy of the Water Services Bylaw by clicking below:
Fees and Charges
- Trade Waste Application Fee
- Compliance monitoring charges
- Volumetric charges
- Site visit charges (as required)
The trade waste application fee covers the cost of processing the Trade Waste Application, and is charged, based on the classification of the activity.
The compliance monitoring charges are the minimum costs of administering and monitoring Trade Waste Consents, and are charged on a sliding scale, based upon the risk rating allocated to the site. Any compliance monitoring charges incurred above and beyond the stated minimums shall be charged at cost.
The volumetric charges are the per cubic meter charge for the transportation and disposal of trade wastes beyond the maximum daily allowance calculated for your business.
The site visit charges cover the cost of any site visits required beyond those necessary for compliance monitoring.
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- Overview and Function
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- Trade Waste Services
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