Trade waste fees and charges

The fees and charges below apply to trade waste.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2022. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with us for any updates.

Where the actual fees incurred by Council are higher than the fees shown, actual costs will be charged.

If a fee or charge for a Council service is not specifically listed below the charge or fee will be the total of the actual cost of materials, officer time incurred to provide the service, and GST.

Administration of trade waste

The management of the Trade Waste Consents is undertaken by the Hutt City Council who, as the Wastewater Authority, administers the Hutt Valley Trade Waste Bylaw 2006 on behalf of both councils.

Trade waste consent charges are payable by all businesses with consents to discharge trade wastes into the Hutt Valley wastewater system. The scale of consent charges has been set to provide for the recovery of trade waste administration, monitoring and inspection costs. Some dischargers may generate sufficient wastes to also merit paying trade waste user charges.

The following table sets out the consent fee and user charges rates. The trade waste user charges may vary annually due to variations in plant operational cost indices such as gas prices or electricity.

To check on the rates applicable contact the Trade Waste Officers at:

Hutt City Council
30 Laings Road
Lower Hutt

Phone: (04) 570 6666


Class 1 - High risk $1,660.0 $1,825.00
Class 2 - Medium risk $840.00 $1005.00
Class 3 - Low risk $470.00  $635.00 
Class 4 - Minimal risk $250.00  $415.00 
Class 5 - Food premises (Minimal Risk with Low Flows) $125.00  N/A 
Note: May include laundries, dry cleaners, restaurants, small wash pads, supermarkets with delicatessens and/or bakery, caterers, canteens, cafes, and take away food premises.
Application fees   $95.00 
Re-inspection fee   $115.00 
Late payment additional fee   $100.00 
Transfer additional fee   $47.50 
Trade waste user charges

Payment based on the volume discharged $/m3 per m3 $0.537
Payment based on the mass of Suspended Solids (SS) $/Kg per kg $1.165
Payment based on the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) $/Kg per kg $0.408 
*COD = Chemical Oxygen Demand, the measure of oxygen required for treatment    
Trade waste user charges above have been updated following the calculation methodology as agreed by Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council, based on the HCC officers report dated 17 August 2000.