If you've got a business that produces oil, grease or other liquid waste, you might need to have a trade waste consent. Our trade waste guide provides a simple summary of everything you need to know about the trade waste bylaw.
Trade waste is controlled by laws to help protect drainage system treatment plants. If your business is producing more liquid waste than a large household, you might need a trade waste consent. We grant consents on a case-by-case basis. Call us to discuss your situation.
If you think your business might need a consent, we'll assess your situation by looking at site plans, and the type and volume of liquid waste. Chemical analysis could also be involved. Our evaluation will outline whether you need a consent.
The decision on whether you need a consent can take up to 20 working days. However, assessment and evaluation of the conditions to be set up for a consent can take a few of months. In these cases, we can look at whether a temporary consent can be granted.
To apply for a consent, complete the application form and return it to our Trade Waste Officer:
The Trade Waste Bylaw is a legal document we use to manage trade waste discharges that enter our wastewater system. It allows us to manage and prevent sewer overflows, blockages, infrastructure damage, protect the environment, while also protecting the health and safety risk to our workers and our community.
The bylaw and its rules are for all businesses, corporations, groups, or individuals who want to connect, disconnect, open manholes, discharge trade waste or domestic waste into the Council system, or discharge trade waste or domestic waste directly into the wastewater treatment plant facility. It also assists us (Council) meet our Resource Management Act requirements and provides for an equitable spread of costs and promote the use of waste minimisation and cleaner production techniques.
The 2007 Bylaw has been reviewed, and we completed formal consultation on the Draft 2018 Trade Waste Bylaw on 13 November 2018. Hearings of submissions where held on 29 November 2018 and the new Bylaw will be put to Council on 24 January 2019 for adoption.
We work with all trade waste dischargers in Kāpiti to implement the bylaw. If we can help you understand the bylaw and its implications, please get in touch with our Duty Compliance Officer