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Smelly, filthy, noisy, unsightly and disturbing are just a few ways to describe offensive trades. Yep, they’re tough trades but someone’s gotta do ‘em. So, if you’re looking to start a business that includes any of the below activities, we recommend you a chat with our EHO first.

Offensive Trades

If you intend doing any of the following activities you must be registered with the Council as an Offensive Trade:

  • 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

An Environment Health Officer (EHO) can help you with this. There will be different requirements for different operations.

Before applying for registration you will be required to submit to the Council your business plan and a copy of that proposal/letter will go to the Hastings District Council and the Medical Officer of Health for their approval under the Health Act 1956.

Registration is renewed each year from 1st April or if the business changes hands.

You can print off the Offensive Trades Premises application form from the ‘Related Documents’ at the top of this page, fill it out and bring it in to our Customer Service Centre at 215 Hastings Street. Or you can do everything online:

Application for Offensive Trades Premises - Online form


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