Yarra Valley Trade Waste Agreement
Only commercial waste that corresponds to certain physical and chemical properties can be discharged into our sewer system. Victoria is actually divided into 16 regions, each with its own local water authority. Three of them cover the Melbourne urban area and fall under the Melbourne Water Metropolitan Agency. The other authorities cover the regional areas of the State. A collective organization called VicWater supports individual water authorities in terms of performance and seeks to influence government and stakeholders on future water trends. They provide useful training and resources, including industry guides and a best practice guide for the disposal of commercial waste used by local water authorities. The EPA follows the hierarchy of waste that must be avoided, reused, recycled, and eventually disposed of. Where possible, commercial waste should be minimized at source. This could include internal recycling, reducing water consumption in the business, or other ways to reduce the amount of commercial waste generated. YVW does not charge any fees to minor customers of commercial waste, but reserves the right to sample the waste at any time and to modify the agreement if the volume of commercial waste changes. Contact Cleanawater for expert advice on your business and wastewater management agreement in Victoria. We organize a consultation and recommend a solution for your business. The Essential Services Commission regulates the operation of YVW, which enters into agreements with commercial waste producers to include their commercial waste in the sewer system.
A waste trade agreement defines how your company should manage and dispose of wastewater. The Environmental Protection Agency and VicWater worked together to develop a best practice guide for Victoria`s water authorities. This guide serves as a guide for how commercial waste is considered and managed in the state, even though each water authority implements its own waste trade agreements. It is important to note that the criteria for commercial waste depend on a number of factors specific to each water authority. These include the volume of commercial waste, the type and capacity of water treatment plants, background concentrations of contaminants, etc. Customers can consult the commercial waste policy of the water authority under which their company falls for more details. When completing an application for a commercial waste agreement, customers must choose one of three types of commercial waste. Each has its own tariffs, authorized quantities and criteria limits. Compliance with commercial waste agreements is applied in Victoria in the five-step process: Cleanawater offers contract maintenance services. Qualified personnel keep commercial waste management equipment operational in accordance with the design and give you certainty about the quality of your commercial waste to keep your business compliant. Oil skimmers remove oil from wastewater streams.
Depending on the flow of the water and the indication of the oil content in the water released, different types of skimmers are available. pH control systems control the pH value of commercial wastewater entering the sewer system. The correct pH value is important because an excursion of the pH value can lead to an acceleration of bacterial activity and the production of odors. We engage Melbourne`s three municipal water retail companies to remove, treat and dispose of the wastewater and commercial waste we collect from them. No commercial waste producer may discharge wastewater into the sewer system without the consent of the local water authority. In this process, risks are assessed, compliance limits are set and pre-treatment conditions are defined. Customers are required to submit site plans, process and instrumentation diagrams, and safety data sheets for all chemicals used on site. .