Offensive Trades

If you intend carrying out any of the following activities under the Health Act 1956 you must be registered with the Council as an Offensive Trade. These include:

  • Refuse collection
  • Bone crushing or boiling
  • Tallow melting
  • Tanning
  • Fish processing
  • Blood or offal, bone, hide, hoof or skin treating
  • Used bottle collection or storage
  • Flax pulping
  • Septic tank desludging
  • Dag crushing
  • Fellmongering
  • Wool scouring
  • Animal slaughter for other than human consumption
  • Textile manufacturing

The Council’s Environment Health Officer can help provide information and advice on these matters.
Registration is renewed each year from 30 September, or if the business changes hands.

When you are ready to open, contact the Council’s Environment Health Officer for an inspection and apply for a certificate of registration.

You may not open until registration has been made and the Environment Health Officer has approved the opening of the premises.​

Page reviewed: 30 Jun 2018 1:26pm