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Discharging trade waste
If your business produces oil, grease or other liquid waste, you might need to have a trade waste consent. Find out when you might need a consent, and how to apply for one.
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 [PDF 191 KB] and return it to our Trade Waste officer.
Fees are outlined at Trade waste consent fees.
The Trade Waste Bylaw is how we 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 helps Council meet our requirements under the Resource Management Act 1991 and allows costs to be spread fairly, and promote waste minimisation and cleaner production techniques.
We work with trade waste dischargers in Kāpiti to implement the bylaw. If you have questions about the bylaw and its implications, contact our duty compliance officer.