Tip on Where to Place Your Skip

Before hiring a mini skip or skip bin, it’s advisable to check with your local council to see if you may need a council permit if the skip bin is to be placed on either the road or nature strip outside of your home or building site. Unfortunately the cost of a permit can be expensive; however, this is a council cost and not one just added by the bin hire company.

Your only alternative, to avoid paying for this permit, is to have the mini or skip bin placed somewhere on your property, either the front lawn or driveway are good options. This eliminates the need for a permit. Placing the bin outside of your property without a permit is a risky business, as local bylaws offices regularly patrol looking for bins without permits, and if caught the fine is extensive.

While it’s not something most residents like to do, parking their vehicle onto the road for a night or two while the bin is in the driveway, it actually makes good sense, as you can save yourself anywhere from $30-$75 by not needing a permit, which is a huge saving for a small inconvenience. Skip bins which are placed outside of your property sometimes attract selfish people, who decide to use your bin to dispose of their waste, and this can be terribly frustrating to find someone has emptied their waste into your empty bin, and unfortunately, this does happen. Full bins even attract people as if is some type of rubbish dump and unfortunately overflowing rubbish becomes your problem, as the bin hire company will not except a skip bin which has been overfilled. Pulling the excess rubbish from the bin and leaving it there is still your problem, as the council will hold you responsible for any leftover waste. There’s a good chance this will cost you out of your own pocket to either remove their waste or have it disposed of.

So think carefully when the driver from a bin hire company asks you where you would like the skip bin placed, as it may end up causing you some frustration not to mention a bit extra cash if things go wrong.

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