Discharge from these types of facilities
- offices or surgeries of a medical doctor
- convalescent or nursing homes
- medical or veterinary laboratories
- health transport facilities
- other medical facilities.
You can discharge liquid waste to our wastewater system, including faeces and body fluids.
You cannot discharge solid waste. Solid waste includes hypodermic needles, syringes, instruments, utensils, swabs, dressings, bandages, any disposable paper or plastic items, any portion of human or animal anatomy, or any items that have been macerated.
Discharge from nuclear medicine units
Hospitals or veterinary premises with nuclear medicine units must ensure wastewater is discharged to our wastewater system at a controlled rate that we determine. You may be required to:
- to install delay holding tanks
- to restrict days and time of discharge
- to sample your trade wastewater.
We assess each application for approval to discharge. Your site-specific conditions will be outlined in your individual commercial permit.