Hire a waste removal service or skip bin
There are a number of local services that will remove unwanted household goods and green waste in your area.
You can find these services in the Yellow Pages or an internet search engine by typing “waste removal service” and the name of your suburb. Council also provides commercial waste services for businesses.
Skip bin permit
Council approval is required to place skip bins or containers on footpaths, nature strips and road shoulders. Containers placed on private property do not incur a fee and no application is necessary.
If you're seeking approval please read the conditions and guidelines, then complete the below form. Permit fee is $107 and can be paid in person or with a credit card.
For more information about skip bin permits phone 9847 6616.
Tips to hiring a waste removal service or skip bin
When hiring a skip bin, order one with a cover or lockable lid to prevent other people from dumping their rubbish in it.
Did you know that both the owner of the waste (yourself) and the transporter (removal company) of the waste are legally responsible for proving the waste was transported to a lawful place?
If someone is transporting waste on your behalf, make sure you receive a quote before collection and keep records of:
- Who transported the waste (company name, ABN, vehicle registration and driver details)
- Date and time
- Description of waste
- Where the waste was transported to (name and address of the contract person and place)
- Copies of dockets/ receipts for disposal of the waste
The Disposing of Waste lawfully form (PDF 125kb) will help you keep track of the relevant details.