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Skip Bin Permits

Skip bin

A Council permit is required to place a skip container on road reserves (on a road, footpath, crossing, nature strip or lane) within the municipality.

How do I place a skip bin in Knox?

A permit application and payment of the relevant fee is required to be lodged with Council to obtain a permit. In addition, public liability insurance is required to be submitted with your application. Your permit must be approved by Council prior to any skip bins being placed on Public Land.

Knox City Council has two permit types for skip bin placement:
1. A 'one off placement' permit for infrequent bin suppliers within Knox; and
2. Skip bin 'accreditation' for multiple placements over a 12 month period.

Once you have a permit you are then required to notify Council each time you place a skip bin in a Public Place. A permit is not required if a skip bin is placed on private property.

Each placement is valid for a maximum of seven days and will be subject to permit conditions. If a bin is to remain in a Public Place for more than 7 days then Council is required to be advised of each addition period up to 7 days.

Skip bins can not be placed in a Public Place until your permit has been approved (one-off placement) or you have lodged a notification of placement (accredited providers only).

Penalties for not complying with the Local Law may include an on the spot infringement or if warranted the company may be summonsed to appear at a Magistrates Court.

Bins that do not comply with Council's Policy and that have been placed in a dangerous situation will be impounded by Council and all costs involved will be charged direct to the bin owner.

Accredited skip bin companies

Company Name Phone Number
All Over Bins 1300 555 087
Bedrock Bin Hire 0414 594 532
Ben's Bin Hire 0418 369 869
Bingo Waste Services 1300 424 646
Cheaper Bin Hire 9876 1611
Cozees Bins 9792 4447
Eastern Recycling 8872 7879
Jim's Skip Bins Rowville 0405 838 119
Kartaway Miniskips 9326 5555
Need A Skip Now 1300 605 624
Rhino Bins 9580 4842
Super Safe Express Bins 9761 6180
WM Waste Management Services Pty Ltd 1300 969 278

Skip bin safety

A skip bin must have:

  • reflectors that make the bin visible in all conditions for a minimum distance of 100 metres, and
  • the supplier’s name and telephone number in characters at least 10 centimetres high, CLEARLY displayed on the side of the bin.

One of Skip Bin Placement

I am a contractor - How do I become accredited?

If you are a skip bin contractor and place multiple skip bins in Knox then you my benefit from becoming accredited. The accredited skip bin permit is a yearly permit, with an annual fee of $874.00, and allows up to and including 20 placements within the municipality. A fee of $23.00 applies for any bin placement in excess of the 20 allowed under the annual permit.

Each placement is valid for a maximum of seven days and will be subject to permit conditions. If a bin is to remain in a Public Place for more than 7 days then Council is required to be advised of each addition period up to 7 days.

  • Yearly permit, with an annual fee of $874.00, allowing the skip bin company up to and including 20 placements within the municipality, a fee of $23.00 applies for any bin placement in excess of the 20 allowed under the annual permit ; or
  • One-off placement permit, with a fee of $90.00 per placement.
  • In addition to the above fees an initial application fee is of $146.00 is also required.

Please contact the Community Laws office on 9298 8000 for more information.

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