Trade Waste and Wastewater Bylaw

Submissions have now closed

Have we got it right for you?

We’re reviewing our Trade Waste and Wastewater Bylaw. The Bylaw enables Council to protect public health and safety and the environment, and provide effective and efficient wastewater infrastructure.

So what does this mean for you? 

Here's what we currently do:

  • Have two separate bylaws to regulate cemetery activities in Waikato District – the Waikato District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2008 and the Franklin District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2007.

We're proposing the following changes:

  • Moving from two separate Bylaws to one single district wide Bylaw
  • Adding a section on general wastewater requirements
  • Requiring all trade waste dischargers to apply for to consent to discharge
  • Reduced oil and grease and nutrient permitted levels
  • Standardised requirements around the sub-region.

Consultation Summary

The proposed bylaw was notified for public consultation on 23 March 2016, with submissions closing on 23 May 2016. 

In total, 4 submissions have been received on the proposed bylaw, with 2 submitters indicating that they wish to be heard. Submitters commented on a variety of issues associated with the proposed bylaw. The main points of concern include:

The requirement for all trade waste dischargers to apply for consent to discharge

Compliance with the Liquid and Hazardous waste code of practice and use of Wastetrak for tankered waste

Wording in parts of the schedules

Staff have considered each submission and have provided a response to each of the points raised.

As a result of the submissions minor changes to the clauses in the bylaw have been recommended.

Next Steps

A hearing is being held on 29 June in the Council Chambers in Ngaruawahia.