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Trade Waste Application

All businesses creating trade waste that is being discharged into the sewer need to have a Trade Waste Agreement.

  • Food businesses

    For businesses including cafes, restaurants, take away shops, delicatessens, butchers and similar business types.

    Apply online

    PDF forms are also available in five languages.


    Once you have completed and submitted your application, a member of the Trade Waste team will be in touch to discuss your application as well as any further steps required.

    For assistance with completing your Trade Waste Application please contact the Trade Waste team on 03 9872 1240 or email [email protected].

  • Industrial

    All businesses creating trade waste that is being discharged into the sewer need to have a Trade Waste Agreement. This includes food manufacturers, metal finishes, car washes, printers, laundries, chemical manufacturers and similar business types.

    You can apply for a Trade Waste Agreement online or download and complete a PDF.

    Apply online

    Download a PDF Industrial Waste Trade Waste Application Form (1.4MB)
     
    In addition to your completed Trade Waste Application form, you also need to include:

    • a diagram of the Trade Waste pre-discharge treatment system (if applicable)
    • a technical specification of the treatment system (if applicable)
    • a list of chemicals that will be discharged including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

    Once you have completed and submitted your application, a member of the Trade Waste team will be in touch to discuss your application as well as any further steps required.

    For assistance with completing your Trade Waste Application Form, please contact the Trade Waste team on 03 9872 1240 or at [email protected].

    Types of agreements

    Yarra Valley Water has a different type of Trade Waste Agreement for each category of customer. The fees and charges you will need to pay as part of your agreement will depend on the type of business you have. 

    View classifications.

  • Minor Trade Waste Agreements

    Minor Trade Waste agreements apply to businesses discharging small quantities of Trade Waste which is of a similar nature to domestic sewage.  Businesses classified as discharging minor trade waste may change over time at the discretion of Yarra Valley Water.

    If your business type is not contained in the table below and your business produces “Trade Waste”, you must apply for a Trade Waste Agreement with Yarra Valley Water.

    Yarra Valley Water Minor Trade Waste List
    Approved Businesses for Minor Trade Waste Agreements
    Food businesses classified as Class 4 under the Food Act 1984
    Commercial offices (excluding those with cooling towers or food businesses
    Retail shops (excluding food businesses, laundromats, dry cleaners, animal care, photography/printing)
    Any other businesses determined by Yarra Valley Water to be discharging small quantities of Trade Waste which is of similar nature to domestic sewage

    Minor Trade Waste Agreement

    Yarra Valley Water agrees to accept Trade Waste from your business subject to the following conditions:

    1. You must only discharge small quantities of Trade Waste which is of a similar nature to domestic sewage to the sewerage system.
    2. You must advise Yarra Valley Water immediately if your business type and/or Trade Waste discharge is no longer small quantities which is of a similar nature to domestic sewage.
    3. You must allow Yarra Valley Water access to the business premises at any reasonable time, but in an emergency anytime, to:
      • measure Trade Waste flow; or
      • take and analyse samples of any Trade Waste; or
      • inspect any fittings or works on fittings used to convey the Trade Waste to the sewer.
    4. You may be required to stop discharging Trade Waste while Yarra Valley Water inspect, maintain, alter or repair the sewerage network if there is a risk to health, safety or the environment.
    5. If requested by Yarra Valley Water, you and/or any person must supply information to Yarra Valley Water relating to your Trade Waste or any matter used or produced in a process involving your Trade Waste.
    6. Nothing in this Minor Trade Waste Agreement shall affect, restrict or limit the rights of Yarra Valley Water under the Water Industry Act 1994, the Water Act 1989 and any Regulations and Codes made under these Acts.

     

    For further information or to discuss the Minor Trade Waste Agreement contact the Trade Waste Team on 9872 1240, 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.