Disposal of Waste Beer as a result of Covid-19

Under normal circumstances we don't condone the disposal of waste beer to the sewer network, however, during these unprecedented times we will, wherever possible, try to accommodate this disposal method. Please note this process is only a temporary measure and should only be used for the disposal of waste beer due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns on the hospitality industry.

The disposal of waste beer could have a detrimental impact on the receiving network and treatment facilities, therefore we need to assess and authorise every request for disposal. To request permission to discharge waste beer to the sewer system please contact us directly at Wastebeer@yorkshirewater.co.uk or, alternatively, you can contact your product supplier/Brewery or the BBPA for assistance and advice on how to apply for this service.

Your request should detail the following:

• Establishment name

• Establishment full address with postcode

• Volume of beer to be disposed of

Contact details of responsible person at the establishment – telephone numbers & email address.

To make this process easier we will also accept bulk applications from retailers, but for a bulk application to be accepted the above details must be provided in an Excel spreadsheet alongside the request – please contact us for the sheet to populate.

Due to the current impact on the hospitality industry YW will be waiving the normal charges for this service.

YOU MUST NOT DISCHARGE WASTE PRODUCT TO THE SEWER WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF YW Please be aware that, without written consent from the Wholesaler to discharge to the public sewer, it is a criminal offence under the Water Industry Act 1991 to dispose of waste beer to sewer. Enforcement action may be taken against the occupier of the premises if they incorrectly dispose of the waste product into the sewerage system.

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