Bin Placement Guide
Our Bin Placement Guide will help answer your questions about where we can place your bin. Our bins are delivered on a lift truck, which has a lifter that lowers your bin to the ground. If you have a front fence or tiered lawn we can handle that. The truck can drop a bin 1 metre lower than the surface the truck is on, or lift the bin 1 metre over a low fence. Remember that the truck can only place a bin immediately behind the truck, so we have to back up to the location.
Where is the best place for the skip bin?
The bin is best located on your driveway or front lawn. This means the Council does not have to be involved and it discourages other people who see the bin from putting their stuff in there. Just remember that our truck has to be able to access the area and you have to be able to load the bin easily and safely.
How wide does the driveway need to be?
Our truck is 3.3m wide, so your drive needs to be 3.5m wide. Please watch out for gates or pipes that may narrow the driveway.
Front Nature Strip or Road
If you have nowhere in your property to place a bin, we can place your bin on the front nature strip or on the road provided itis not obstructing traffic. It also must be parallel to the kerb, which means we the room for the truck to pull along the kerb to drop the bin. Please ensure you have suitable space for the bin and truck, both for delivery and collection.
Remember Newcastle City Council require a permit to leave a bin on the Council strip or on the road. The Council charge for this and the application usually takes 3 working days. This will delay delivery of the bin. We will submit the paperwork and get the approval for you, the charge is additional to the bin - details here.
Please remember to get permission from the Strata Plan Management to place a skip bin, charges may apply if we have to retrieve an empty bin for which you did not have permission. Please be aware most underground carparks are not high enough for a skip truck, we usually place bins on the street. In Newcastle this will require a license from Council.
The Council has a set of rules and charges, please review our Council Permits page for more.