Trade Waste Specialist Network


The Trade Waste Specialist Network strives to facilitate wastewater source management and enhance the profile of the industry and its people through the promotion of communication and training as appropriate. 

This webpage provides information, background materials, articles, conference reports, opportunities and links about Trade Waste for members of the Australian Water Association, Australia-wide.

This will be a dynamic website and be constantly changing as new information comes to hand. The committee relies on its users to help build the site so please send contributions and suggestions to

What is Trade Waste Management?

Trade waste is any wastewater discharged from commercial, industrial, laboratory or trade activities. 

Trade waste management is preventing, managing or influencing the introduction of contaminants that enter the sewerage system from trade waste premises, commercial premises, households or other sources to achieve the Five (5) Key Wastewater Input Management Objectives.

  • Safety of People
  • Protection of Assets (Pipes, Plant and Equipment)
  • Protection of Treatment Processes
  • Facilitation of Regulatory & Licence Compliance
  • Facilitation of Recycling