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Skip bins

Do you need a permit?

  • A permit is required if the skip bin is to be placed on Council land (ie. nature strip/road).
  • No permit is required if the skip bin is placed on private land.

An application for a permit must be made by the bin hire company who is providing the skip bin to the resident - most bin hire companies in the area are aware of this requirement. The permit is issued to the bin hire company.

If placed on Council land, the skip bin must:

Property owners, builders and/or bin hire companies are responsible for the removal of any rubbish that is dumped around the skip bin.

Companies wishing to place a skip bin on Council land and have not done so previously should contact Council's Local Laws team on 1300 88 22 33 to arrange accreditation.

View the Local Laws Schedule of Fees for placing of skip bin on Council land.

Note: Fines apply where no permit has been issued. 

Bin hire process

  1. Bin hire companies must submit a completed Accreditation Form to Maroondah City Council, along with a copy of their Certificate of Currency showing $10million public liability insurance.  The Certificate of Currency must list Maroondah City Council as an Interested Party.
  2. A valid Certificate of Currency (as specified above) must be provided annually.
  3. The Bin Hire company is to lodge their application to place a skip bin on line, prior to the placement of the bin.
  4. The application will be assessed.  An inspection of the site may need to be undertaken by a Maroondah City Council Local Laws Officer.
  5. If granted, the permit will be emailed to the bin hire company.
  6. Each bin hire company is invoiced monthly for the number of bins placed on Council land in the preceding calendar month.

Permit conditions

  • All requirements of VicRoads Code of Practice for the Placement of Waste Bins on Roadsides must be met.
  • Bins must not be sited for longer than the period specified on the permit.
  • No damage should be caused to Council property or infrastructure.
  • The skip bin must cause no nuisance (eg. smell).
  • The bin hire company and/or property owner is responsible for clearing any rubbish dumped around bin.

Accreditation Form   

 Skip Accreditation Form (Doc, 68Kb)   

 Skip Accreditation Form (PDF, 50Kb)

Application Form   

 Application For Placing of Bins and Skips in Publc Streets (Doc, 12Kb)    

 Application For Placing of Bins and Skips in Public Streets (PDF, 8Kb) 


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