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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 get a skip bin permit?

Permits can only be issued to contractors who are accredited with Knox City Council. Please contact one of the accredited companies listed in the table below to obtain a skip bin permit.

A permit is not required if a skip bin is placed on private property.

Permits are valid for seven days and are subject to the general conditions for placement of skips on road reserves within the City of Knox.

Accredited skip bin companies

Company Name Address Suburb Phone Number
All Over Bins PO Box 3 Warrandyte 3113 1300 555 087
Better Skips 14 Tiverton Concourt Mooroolbark 3138 0422 158 714
Cheaper Bin Hire PO Box 2176 Ringwood North 3134 9876 1655
Cleanskip Cnr Clayton and Ryans Rds Clayton South 3169 03 9551 2503
Cozees Bins P.O. Box 4346 Knox City 3152 9792 4447
0404 046 157
Eastern Recycling Factory 27/ 87-91 Heatherdale Rd Ringwood 3134 03 8872 7877
Jims Skip Bins Rowville 2 Engelke Rd Narre Warren East 3805 0405 838 119
Kartaway Miniskips PO Box 208 Brunswick East 3057 03 9326 5555
Rhino Bins 24-30 Fonceca St Mordialloc 3195 03 9580 4842
Super Safe Express Bins 34-36 Gatwick Rd Bayswater 3153 03 9761 6180
WM Waste Management Services Pty Ltd 10 MacQuarie Pl Boronia 3155 9721 1900
Konstruct Recycling 63 Garden Rd Clayton 3168 1300 566 787

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.

I am a contractor - How do I become accredited?

Knox City Council has two methods of accreditation. Both methods require the completion of the Skip Bin Accreditation form and a copy of the company’s public liability coverage:

  • Yearly permit, with an annual fee of $840.00, allowing the skip bin company up to and including 20 placements within the municipality, a fee of $22.00 applies for any bin placement in excess of the 20 allowed under the annual permit ; or
  • One-off placement permit, with a fee of $87.00 per placement.
  • In addition to the above fees an initial application fee is of $140.00 is also required.

Both methods require notification of placements to be forwarded to the Community Laws office on fax: 03 9298 8252 at least 24 hours before placement.

Penalties for not complying with the Local Law may include an on the spot infringement of $300 or if warranted the company may be summonsed to appear at a Magistrates Court where the maximum penalty may be up to $1,500.

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.

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

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