What is Trade Waste?
Trade waste is the liquid waste discharged into the wastewater
system from a Commercial or Industrial premise.
Trade waste can contain a number of substances which could be
detrimental to health and safety of wastewater personnel, the
sewerage system, treatment plant processes and the environment.
Trade Waste Bylaw
The local Government Act 2002 Part 8 empowers councils to make a
Trade Waste Bylaw.
Palmerston North City Council has a Trade Waste Bylaw which sets
out the conditions under which the council accepts discharge of
Trade Waste into the wastewater system, this is adopted as at 1
Palmerston North City Council manages Trade Waste discharge
- Protect health and safety of all people working in the
- Protect receiving waters from harmful and toxic substances
originating from trade waste discharge
- Encourage waste minimisation, water conservation and cleaner
- Assist in meeting relevant regulations and standards
Businesses that may be affected include:
- Manufacturers - Food, Chemical, Industrial
- Laundries and Drycleaners
- Food premises
- Doctors surgeries and Medical/Vetenary centres
- Hospitals, nursing or rest homes
- Liquid waste contractors
- Mechanical workshops
If you have trade waste that needs disposal, you need an
approved consent from PNCC to do so. To find out more call out
Trade Waste Officer below.
Trade Waste officer - Ph +64 (6) 356 8199