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Change to Trade Waste Approvals

Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC) advises it has introduced some changes to its Trade Waste Environmental Management Plan (TWEMP).

Mayor John Kremastos said the key change is that permits issued by Council allowing trade waste to be discharged to a Council sewer (with related conditions) will now be issued to the person or business that generates the trade waste.

“Previously the Approval Holder was the owner of the property,” said Mayor Kremastos.

In the revised TWEMP, for a small number of Body Corporates there will also be some changes.

“The owner will be amended from the Body Corporate to the owner of the individual lot within the Body Corporate where there is a trade waste business,” said the Mayor.

“To reflect these amendments, Council will be issuing revised Trade Waste Application forms seeking clarification of the details on our records of the trade waste business and the owner. 

“It is anticipated Council will start sending out the revised application forms in July.”

The trade waste businesses and property owners will both be required to complete and sign parts of the form and return it to Council.

The charging of trade waste costs will continue to be included with the rates notice issued to the property owners on a six monthly basis. 

Mayor Kremastos said this was a relatively simple change in a Council policy that would be implemented over the coming months. 

“The changes to the trade waste Approval Holder only impact a proportion of property owners and their tenants,” said the Mayor.  

“The changes have been implemented on advice from Officers to clarify responsibilities in the Approvals.

“I would like to reiterate that amendments to our TWEMP have no impact on the level of charging or charges.”