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 and accommodate this disposal method. Please note this is only a temporary process and should only be used for the disposal of waste beer due to Covid-19.

To gain permission to discharge waste beer to the sewer system you will need to contact your retailer to apply for a one off discharge via the normal application process using the G01 form. 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
  • SPID
  • 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 G01 form.

Yorkshire Water will be charging for the one off temporary discharge which is charged £214.67 per application. To be clear if a bulk application is made each SPID will incur the application fee. Also the £1.77 cubic metre charge will only apply if the discharge is above 5m3. Further details can be found within the Wholesale Charges Scheme.

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 and enforcement action may be taken against the occupier of the premise if they incorrectly dispose of the waste product into the sewer system.

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