Skip bins on public land
A skip bin is a large container that you can fill with excess waste that cannot be picked up by the usual methods.
You will need to apply for a permit to place a skip bin on public land or on a road reserve.
A road reserve is any road, footpath, crossing, nature strip or lane in the area.
How to apply
To apply for a skip bin permit, you will need to:
- submit an application form
- submit proof of public liability insurance
- pay the permit fee.
To get a permit, you must lodge an application form and pay the relevant fee.
You must also submit proof of public liability insurance with your application.
Council must approve your permit before placing any skip bins on public land.
Types of permits
Knox City Council has 2 permit types for skip bin placement:
Permit for one-off skip bin placement
Download the application form for a one-off skip bin placement permit if you are only using a skip bin once.
Permit for multiple skip bin placements
Download the application form for multiple skip bin placements if you need to use a skip bin multiple times.
This type of permit:
- allows for multiple placements over 12 months
- is an annual permit
- allows up to 20 placements within Knox.
An additional per bin fee will apply if more than 20 bins are placed out in any one year.
Each placement is valid for 7 days and will be subject to permit conditions.
You must inform Council if a bin is to remain in a public place for more than 7 days.
Submit your application
Share your application form, proof of public liability insurance and payment with us via:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail to Knox City Council, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152, or
- Submit it in person at the Knox Customer Service Counter located at our council offices at 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152.
Fees and charges
The following fees apply:
|One-off placement of a skip bin permit||
|Multiple placements of a skip bin permit (up to 20)||
|Multiple placements of a skip bin permit (over 20)||
Once you have a permit
Once your permit is approved you must 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.
How long a permit lasts
Each placement is valid for up to seven days and will be subject to permit conditions.
If a bin stays in a public place for more than seven days then Council must be informed.
Penalties and fines
Placing a skip bin on Council land or roads without a valid permit may result in an on the spot infringement. You will also receive a notice requiring the removal of the item.
Council will impound bins that do not follow policy or have been dangerously positioned. All impounding costs will be directly charged to the bin owner.
Skip bin safety
A skip bin must have:
- reflectors that make the bin visible in all conditions for at least distance of 100 meters, and
- the supplier’s name and telephone number in characters at least 10 centimetres high, CLEARLY displayed on the side of the bin
What can go in skip bins
A skip bin can hold:
- excess green waste
- household items
- construction and demolition waste
It cannot hold:
- toxic waste.
Contact us and we will get back to you.
Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.