If your business is food-related, it is a prerequisite for consent to commercial waste and properly sized interceptors before you start operating. If your company is involved in manufacturing, food preparation or any other business process that produces wastewater, you must ask for your consent to dispose of your commercial waste in our sewerage system. Each local water authority has a number of standard specifications that waste producers must meet. In some cases, customer-specific limit values may be set based on the pollutants involved and wastewater treatment plants. If a customer and a municipal water authority wish to relax a specification for commercial waste, Melbourne Water may approve or reject this proposal. Commercial waste customers have rights and obligations, and our commercial waste management program ensures that commercial waste customers are billed based on the costs of collecting, processing and disposing of their waste. The costs associated with your commercial waste agreement are posted here. Industrial waste is all wastewater that is discharged into the sewers of all companies that perform industrial processes, with other than wastewater from amenities. These include all manufacturing industries, waste treatment, chemical mixing, laundry, mechanical workshops, metal finishing, car washing and more. Companies in the food sector are responsible for the production of "commercial waste", i.e. wastewater produced from the operation of a business.... Learn more Industrial or wholesale waste from companies that are rich in waste and/or volume, including: Compliance with commercial waste agreements is imposed on Victoria through a five-step procedure: contact Cleanawater for advice on your wastewater management and trade agreement in Victoria. We agree to a board and advise you a solution for your business.
A commercial waste agreement defines how your business should manage and dispose of wastewater. The Environmental Protection Agency and VicWater have collaborated on the development of a best practice guide for Victoria water authorities. This guide serves as a guide to how commercial waste is considered and managed in the state, as each water authority implements its own commercial waste agreements. It is important to note that the criteria for commercial waste depend on a number of factors specific to each water management authority.