CLASSIFICATION OF TRADE WASTE CUSTOMERS
Yarra Valley Water has a classification system for trade waste customers. The classification determines the trade waste agreement type and also the pricing structure applicable to each trade waste customer.
The categories are described broadly in the table below:
Typical types of businesses
Form of agreement
Fees and charges
Discharge volume greater than 1000 kilolitres/year
Industrial factories and large commercial businesses (eg. chemical processing, food manufacturing, large shopping centre)
Trade Waste Agreement
Variable charges dependent on quality and quantity of discharge
Discharge volume less than 1000 kilolitres/year
Commercial businesses (eg. restaurant, takeaway, car wash, laundromat)
Trade Waste Consent
Fixed annual charge and/or an application fee
Very minor discharge volumes
Small commercial businesses (eg. home caterer, florist, pharmacy)*
*To see a list of the types of businesses applicable to Category C click here
Note that the table above is a rough guide only, and each trade waste customer is assessed individually in order to be assigned into the appropriate category dependant not only on the discharge volume but also the business activities and the type of wastewater produced.
Yarra Valley Water has the right to reassess any trade waste customer’s classification due to the customer’s changed circumstances or new information coming to our attention, or a change to Yarra Valley Water’s policies and procedures.