Check and empty your septic tank or grease trap

There are rules you must follow if you own a septic tank or grease trap and want to dispose of the waste.

Check and empty your septic tank 

If you own a septic tank on your property you are responsible for checking and emptying it.

You will need to arrange for a plumber or waste handler to get your septic tank pumped out.

Find out more about how to check and pump out your septic tank.

Check and clean your grease trap

If you are a food business owner that uses grease traps you are responsible for checking and maintaining it.

Find out more about how to check and clean your grease trap.

Contractors: how to dispose of waste 

If you are a contractor wanting to dispose of septage and grease trap waste you will need an environment protection approval or licence.

Find out more about how to dispose of septic tank and grease trap waste.

Last updated: 29 September 2017