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Commonly asked questions > Grease Traps > What is Trade Waste?

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Trade Waste means:

a)   any liquid matter which is discharged, emitted or deposited as a result of any trade, business or undertaking;

b)   any other matter which the Authorised Officer declares to be Trade Waste

 

Trade Waste is regulated for the following reasons:

  • To Protect the environment from the discharge of waste that may have a detrimental effect;
  • To protect public health;
  • To protect businesses assets from damage
  • To protect the health and safety of business employees
  • To assist businesses meet their regulatory obligations

Types of Trade Waste Customers:

Trade Waste Customers are distinguished in two categories, these being Commercial Customers and Industrial Customers.

 

Commercial Customers:

An example of Commercial Customers in this category included food premises such as take away food outlets with cooking facilities; Café’s Restaurants, Butcher Shop, Bakeries etc.

 

Industrial Customers:

Industrial Customers are generally food manufacturers such as Nestle, KR Castlemaine and Parmalat.