User-pays coming for trade waste

Changes are coming for thousands of businesses that generate trade waste across the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions.
Unitywater will be phasing in a standardised user-pays approach to waste permits, controls, fees and charges that will see the same rules applied to all waste generators from July 1, 2013.
And unlike current arrangements, permits will be issued directly to all trade waste generators.
The waste generator will also now be responsible for the quality of the trade waste discharged in to the sewer and for trade waste permit fees and strength charges.
Affected businesses are encouraged to visit one of two Unitywater information sessions this month and find out more.
Trade Waste Session 1
February 9, 3pm-5pm
Caboolture Hub, Learning and Business Centre
4 Hasking St, Caboolture
Trade Waste Session 2
February 15, 3pm-5pm
Lake Kawana Community Centre
114 Sportsmans Pde, Bokarina
Businesses that cannot make it to an information session but still want to know more, can visit our website at www.unitywater.com/trade-waste or email or phone us on tradewaste@unitywater.com or 1300 0 UNITY (1300 086 489).
Unitywater’s new Trade Waste Policy means a more consistent approach to trade waste management across the region and ensures the organisations complies with State Government legislation.