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The How To Guide To Brisbane Skip Bin Permits and Placement

When it comes to home or business projects, a skip bin can be an invaluable asset. With its help, you can save space, avoid mess and cut down on cleanup time. However, if you don’t handle it properly, you could end up with a warning from council, or a possible fine. As a skip bin specialist, we can help you navigate the correct requirements for placement and permits, so you don’t have to worry about the council during your project.


Skip Bin Placement

When selecting the ideal location for your skip bin, be sure to check for any potential risks that may impede access. These could include low-hanging tree branches, powerlines, traffic, pedestrians, or neighbouring properties. If any of these present an obstacle, look for an alternative position.



It is essential to ensure that both truck and customer access are taken into account before the skip is placed. This includes making sure that the truck can reach the desired drop-off location, as well as assessing any potential obstacles that may impede the customer’s access to the skip, such as traffic, trees, or powerlines.



Accessibility should be assessed to prevent any potential obstacles such as traffic, trees, or power lines that could prevent the skip from being delivered or filled.



We advise that you take steps to ensure your garden and property are not damaged by the skip bin. To minimise the risk of any accidental damage, we suggest placing the skip on top of wooden planks. This will help to protect your property when the bin has been filled and is being collected.



You should always ensure you have the necessary legal permission to place the skip in a public area. Generally, no permit is required for private property, however a permit from the local council is needed to place it on public property. For more information, please refer to the following section.


Skip Bin Permit QLD

If you live in Queensland, you can put a bin on your own property without needing to ask permission from your local council. However, if you plan on placing a bin on public land, the situation is different. Depending on the municipality, you may need to obtain a permit from the council in order to do so. Other areas may not allow skip bins to be placed on public land at all. Before you attempt to place a bin on public property, make sure you check with your skip bin operator.


The Brisbane City Council Permit Application/Notice form can be accessed through link below.


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