Trade Waste Initiative

What is trade waste?

Trade waste is any used water and liquids from commercial, industrial, business or manufacturing activities. It’s important for businesses to manage trade waste as it may contain materials that cause blockages or damage to the sewerage system and the environment.

Reducing trade waste

Green Industries SA work with some of South Australia’s most iconic brands to help them improve the way that they manage trade waste. Opportunities identified by Green Industries SA helped save businesses money on trade waste charges, while reduce the amount of water, energy and materials they use to manufacture their products. Over $200,000 has been provided to 25 businesses, allowing them to  build business cases for investment in on-site opportunities. Over $1 million has been provided to drive the take-up of the identified opportunities, delivering cost savings and positive environmental outcomes for the South Australian Food and Beverage sector.

Green Industries SA has partnered with the following companies on Trade Waste Initiatives since 2016:


Australian Bight Seafood Pty Ltd Australian Pure Fruits
Barossa Fine Foods Beerenberg
Boar's Rock C.A Henschke & Co
Coopers Brewery Ltd Dorrien Estate Winery
International Tastes La Casa Del Formaggio
La Vera Mozzarella Macro Meats
MBL Proteins (Protein Recyclers) Orora Limited
Pirate Life Brewing Revenir Winemaking
Robern Menz The South Australian Brewing Company
Thomas Foods International Lobethal Tuna Farmers Pty Ltd  
San Remo Macaroni Company Spring Gully Foods Pty Ltd
Teys Naracoorte Vinpac International
W & RC Milisits (Vili's cakes)  


Funding is available from Green Industries SA's Trade Waste Initiative. Find out more

For queries please contact:

Oliver Lovat Project Officer, Trade Waste Initiative: 0437 641 138