Understand and apply for trade waste agreements
Combined with the Trade Waste Bylaw, these agreements limit the discharge of potentially harmful substances and help us protect Auckland’s wastewater system and the environment.
A trade waste agreement
sets out the terms and conditions you must meet for discharging conditional trade waste
generally applies for up to 5 years.
Every customer who discharges trade waste that is not classified as low risk must hold a current trade waste agreement. See What is your classification?
Please complete the trade waste agreement application form.
Our standard processing time is 20 working days. If you have an urgent enquiry, please call us on (09) 539 7655 or email [email protected]
To gain a trade waste agreement, you need to submit a management plan.
For full details, see Section 3 of the application form.
Your plan should reflect the activities on your site. You can provide sections of other plans (environmental, spill response, etc.).
Your plan will identify:
potential risks to our wastewater system created by your site activities
how you will reduce these risks.
Here are two examples:
Management plan for a large complex activity (PDF 275KB)
Management plan for a smaller simple activity (PDF 182KB).
Your agreement will set out the details of checking and testing the discharge, to ensure it complies. Learn more: Monitoring trade waste
Each agreement has a fixed term. When your agreement expires you must renew it.
To renew, please submit an updated application: you will need to tick ‘renew application’ in Section 1.
Download the application form