Government of New Brunswick


The activity of septage handling has been designated as a 'source of contaminant'. This includes cesspools, domestic septic tanks, domestic holding tanks, chemical toilets, portable toilets, vault privies and marina sewage pump-out facilities. Septage haulers are required to have an Approval to Operate a Septage Handling Business.


All septage handling contractors and private septage treatment facilities owners


The haulers are issued Approvals to Operate a Septage Handling Business and each contractor is required to submit an Annual Septage Handling Report.

Approval to Operate a Septage Handling Business Application Form
Septage Handling Business Annual Report Form

Application forms are available in regional offices. See Contacts for regional office information.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Annual Registration Fee330.002005-04-01