Do I need a skip bin permit?

If you’re looking to hire a skip bin, it’s important to know whether or not you need a skip bin permit.

Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a permit from your local council to hire a skip bin. This is usually not a complex process, but it is vital to ensure you do it in advance. Failure to obtain a permit can result in hefty fines, so it is best to err on the side of caution.

Junkyard Skips can help you navigate the permit process and make sure your bin is placed in the right spot for your project!

So, Do You Need to Get a Permit?

You will need a permit if you need to place the skip on public land. Public land includes roads, footpaths, nature strips and other land that is not on your property. This rule is because the bin takes up space and can interfere with traffic or pedestrians.

If you’re unsure whether or not you need a permit, it’s best to check with your local council.

The process is usually straightforward and only takes a few minutes. However, make sure you allow enough time for your application to be processed, as skip bins cannot be placed on public land without a valid permit.

There may also be specific restrictions regarding the size and type of bin you can use. For example, some councils only allow bins that are 2m3 or less. Once you have obtained a permit, you must ensure that the bin is placed in a safe and accessible location.

Do You Need a Skip Bin Permit for Private Property?

In New South Wales, you don’t need a permit for private property as long as the skip bin does not infringe on public land, e.g. footpaths or roads.

Rules for Skip Bin Placement

There are a few steps you can take to ensure your skip bin is placed correctly:

• Check with your local council to see if you need a permit and what the restrictions are.

• Place the skip bin on level ground, away from trees and powerlines.

• Make sure the skip bin is easily accessible for the truck to load and unload.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you should be able to place your skip bin without any problems.

Contact Junkyard Skips today if you need assistance with skip bin placement or permits. Our friendly team is always happy to help!