Licences, Regulations and Permits
There are few specific licences that relate to dry cleaners. In particular, a formal trade waste permit may be required if your dry cleaning operation doesn't have suitable solvent recovery equipment installed (such as distillation units, refrigerated condensers, or similar equipment) to treat trade wastewater prior to being discharged to the sewer.
If your business keeps dangerous goods you may also need a licence from WorkCover NSW. Dangerous goods include flammable, toxic and corrosive substances (such as petrol, solvents, chlorine and LPG) displaying diamond-shaped labels. You can contact WorkCover on (02) 131 555, or visit their website.
If chemicals are not managed properly, they may have a negative impact on the community and the environment. The Office of Environment and Heritage has a range of factsheets detailing how small business owners can help protect our environment. For further information visit their website.
Environmental Defenders Office: (02) 9262 6989 or click here for more information and ask for the environmental law fact sheets.
WorkCover NSW: (02) 131 555 or click here for more information.