If you’re placing your skip bin on your property, you don’t need a permit. If your skip bin is placed outside your property boundary on public land you will need a permit.
Obtaining skip bin hire permits vary from council to council, so we recommend that you check with your local council. Here is a basic rundown of permit requirements for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle.
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𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲 – In most council areas, the skip bin hire permit must be attained from your skip bin operator, which can only be done if they are registered with that particular council. In the CBD, a customer may obtain the bin hire permit themselves.
𝗦𝘆𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘆 – In some areas, skip bin operators buy an annual permit that will cover them for placement so customers don’t need to worry obtaining one themselves, however in other areas, the customer must apply for the permit themselves. Just to make things a little more complicated, in other areas, skip bins up to a certain length & width that meet requirements concerning markings can be placed in the street without a permit for a certain time.
𝗔𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗱𝗲 – Skip hire permits are required for skip bins in all suburbs & must be obtained by the customer.
𝗕𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗲 – In most areas, a skip can be placed on the nature strip or footpath without a skip bin hire permit as long as there is sufficient space left for pedestrians to pass safely without having to walk on the road. Skip bins cannot be placed on the road. This also includes green bin hire.
𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗵 – Inner suburbs normally require a permit for skip bin hire & are obtained by the customer.
𝗡𝗲𝘄𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗲 – Permits are needed for Newcastle City Council areas & are obtained by the skip bin operator. In Lake Macquarie, permits are not required.
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