Industrial Wash Water

17 million

liquid waste collected

25 years

of expertise

Industrial wash water, which may contain solids, sludge, mud, hydrocarbon residue (fuels & oils), soaps and water, must be collected from sites in industries such as food processing, agriculture and mining.

This comes from cleaning, rinsing or washing operations, such as car and truck washes and laundries.

This is determined by the trade waste agreement that you need to have in place with your local water board.

Industrial wash water must be collected in pits onsite the following types of sites:

  • Mechanical workshops
  • Car washes
  • Petrol stations, from the car washes areas and the parking apron outside of forecourts
  • Laundries
  • Washing operation business

Doing this allows the oily and soapy water, solids and other debris to settle. The wash water must then be collected, transported and treated (the fuel is recycled), before the separated water is finally discharged into the sewer network as ‘trade waste’.

If wash water is discharged directly to a sewer it can affect the health and safety of people and the environment and damage the wastewater system. Further to this, overflowing pits can cause significant harm to our local environment and waterways, which is a very real and concerning issue. Failure to empty industrial wash water pits can result in substantial fines from your local water authority and costly emergency repair bills.

At Harmor Liquid Waste Solutions we have offer a comprehensive range of industrial wash water services which are designed to deliver long term cost-effective liquid waste solutions on even the most challenging sites.

For more information or to obtain a quotation, please contact us on 1800 HARMOR.

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