If you’re planning a construction or renovation project or yard cleanup, placing the skip bin in the right location will enhance safety and won’t see you getting a visit from local authorities. Improper placement on nature strips, public land or roads may result in fines and introduce potential hazards to people moving around the bin. To avoid these negative consequences, it’s important to understand the rules for skip bin placement, noting that there is not one set of rules to follow.
The Dos and Don’t of Skip Bin PlacementIt’s essential to ensure your skip bin placement, especially for your neighbors, doesn’t cause any problems. It’s crucial to consider the location of the bin, especially in a residential area, where noise and access can become a headache to everyone. It’s, therefore, wise to be considerate of others and consider where you want the skip bins dropped off to ensure that position that won’t cause problems. Below are guidelines for easy access and efficient waste management while avoiding potential legal or safety issues.
Where can a skip bin be placed?One common and safe location for a skip bin to be placed is on a driveway or private property. However, if there is no space available at the time, a skip bin can also be placed on the nature strip, in the street, or in a designated area in a public place. Before getting a skip bin delivered to a public space, it is important to check with the local council for any permit requirements or restrictions. In addition, a skip bin should also be easily accessible for the waste removal company to collect the bin without restrictions (this is discussed later in this article).
Can bins be placed on the nature strip, footpath or public land?Whether or not you can place a bin on the nature strip or public land depends on your local council’s regulations. Generally, most councils prohibit placing bins on public land or nature strips due to safety and aesthetic reasons. However, exceptions can be made in certain circumstances, such as if your property does not have sufficient space for a bin or accessibility is a problem. It’s always best to check with your local council before placing a bin on public land or nature strip to avoid potential fines or penalties.
What if I want a bin placed on the road?
The answer to this question may vary based on who owns the road. Many suburban roads are owned and managed by local councils. So, if you want a bin placed on the road, you need to contact your local road authorities or council. They can provide you with information on the regulations and requirements for placing a bin on the road, such as the size and type of bin permitted and any permits or fees required. It is important to follow these guidelines to ensure the safety of pedestrians and traffic and avoid fines or penalties.