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Council reserves the right to order the removal of the waste storage container at any time if such a container, or the activity associated with it, is considered to cause a nuisance or danger to the public. Fines may apply.
The following information will determine whether you can place the Skip Bin, Shipping Container/ POD without the need to request approval or pay any fees (including a bond).
If possible please locate the Skip Bin, Shipping Container/POD completely within your property boundary (not on any part of the nature strip) to ensure pedestrians can still use the nature strip.
Under the Local Approvals Policy no Council fee or approval required for the placement of your Skip Bin, Shipping Container/POD wholly within your property.
Please note the following conditions still apply:
Council may order the removal of waste storage container at any time if such a container, or the activity associated with it is considered to cause a nuisance or danger to the public.
For further information, contact Council on 02 9843 0555.
If the size of the container is 8 cubic metre or less (bins 8 cubic metre and under) you do not require approval.
If the container is in a residential zone and not a business/commercial area you do not require approval to proceed.
Do not place the container immediately adjacent to a travelling lane on a Transport for NSW controlled State Arterial Road or a Council controlled Sub-Arterial Road*
Please note: The container hirer is responsible for the cost for the repairs to Council assets that may be damaged during the placement and removal of the container.
*Council can assist you to determine if you meet the above criteria. If in doubt please contact us on 02 9843 0555.
If you require further advice before making an application please contact Council on 02 9843 0555.
Please supply details of the Suppliers Public Liability Policy (endorsed to note Council’s interest) to Council prior to placement of any container (minimum Public Liability of $20,000,000).
Click here to apply to place the Skip Bin, Shipping Container or POD on the nature strip
Fees and Charges + Bond Apply - Read Council's Hills Shire Plan Part 5 - Fees and Charges
Please bring the completed form to Council's Contact Centre located at 3 Columbia Court, Norwest, 2153 or mail the form to The Hills Shire Council PO Box 7064, Norwest 2153.
If you do not meet the criteria for exemption listed on this page you will need to apply for consent (Fees & Bond Apply).
Skip Bin, Shipping Container or POD Application for placement on Public Land Application form