Construction waste (skip bins)

Waste from the construction and demolition industry can often be recycled. Refer to to find a recycler for your material. 

When you need to hire a waste container(skip) for construction/building waste it should be placed within your property's boundaries. If this cannot be achieved, you will need to obtain a Skip Bin User Permit from Council before you can place it on the road.

Council offers a streamlined service for the approval of Skip Bin User Permits, including a free period, if you choose your provider from one of the approved companies (see Conditions below)

Following are details of the permissible timeframes and associated charges.

Parking zone Free period Maximum extension Total maximum period Fees for extension* (19/20)
Non-metered parking area 7 days 2 weeks 3 weeks $115.00 /week
Metered parking area 3 days 7 days 10 days $57.40 /day

* Council's adopted Fees & Charges can be found in the current fees and charges page.

Apply for a free skip permit

To qualify for the free permit, you must first arrange the hire of your skip bin from one of the approved companies listed below. 

After arranging the skip bin hire, you need to apply for your permit using the Inner West Council customer request management system using the link below.

If you provide council with false information you may be liable for enforcement action.

Apply for a free skip bin permit

The permit will be emailed to you on the same day or within 24 hours. You will need to able to produce this email upon request.

Unless you extend the permit, the skip bin will need to have been removed by the end of the free period or you will risk enforcement action.

How to extend the permit

If you are aware from the start that you will need the skip bin for longer than the free period, you should go straight to applying for the permit extension using Council's online self-service.

If you decide to extend the permit during the free period, you should apply for the permit extension at least two (2) business days before the end of the free period, again using Council's online self-service using the link below.

To extend the permit using the online self-service, you will first need to complete a skip bin permit extension application form and attach the completed and signed form during lodgement.

Go to online self-service

Summary of conditions for placement of skip bins on public land.

  1. The following conditions are set out to prevent injury or damage to any persons or property. Failure to comply with these conditions could mean immediate removal of the bin at your expense and/or the issue of on-the-spot fines.
  2. Skip bins may only be placed by persons, or Companies, holding a current Skip Bin Provider Licence. License holders are listed in the next section below.
  3. The maximum dimensions of a skip bin are 5m X 1.8 m (Length x width).
  4. Skip bins must be placed immediately in front of the property of the Skip Bin User. The skip bin must not be placed beyond the Skip Bin User's property frontage, unless the prior written consent of the adjacent property owner has been obtained.
  5. The skip bin must be positioned to comply with all restrictions of the Australian Road Rules as if they were  a motor vehicle.
  6. Only one (1) skip bin may occupy the road reserve at any time at any property frontage.
  7. A Skip Bin User Permit must be obtained  from Council before any bin is placed upon Council's roadway.
  8. It is an offence to stand a bin upon any footpath or carriageway without approval.
  9. The Skip Bin Provider must accept liability for any damage caused to the road, gutter, grass verge, footpath or any injury sustained by any person during the delivery, occupation and removal of the bin,
  10. Council reserves the right to order the removal of any bin or the termination of any activity associated with it, which causes a nuisance or creates a danger. Upon receipt of such order, the applicant shall comply immediately.
  11. The Skip Bin User Permit holder must agree to observe any special conditions that are imposed by Council in relation to this application.
  12. The Skip Bin User Permit holder must agree to bear responsibility for the removal of any waste deposited in or around the bin.
  13. The Skip Bin User Permit holder must also agree to indemnity the council against any clean-up costs that may be incurred and acknowledge that the said costs may be recovered by the council as a debt.
  14. Food waste, dangerous or hazardous water shall not be placed in any bin.
  15. The suspension of parking meter rate is per day, per parking bay.
  16. For a more comprehensive list of conditions, please read the application forms for Extension of Skip Bin User Permit and Skip Bin Provider Licence.

Approved companies – current as of November 2019

Company Phone number Fax number Email or website
 Action Bins  0419 622 275
Aussie Skips 1300 110 011
Bingo Waste Services Pty Ltd 1300 424 646
Brown Brothers Waste Contractors Pty Ltd 02 9999 64 66
0418 476 625
 02 9999 6477
Cheap & Quick Waste Bins 02 9755 2888
 CJ Skip Bins  0404 050 545
 Combined Skips

0418 298 830

02 9545 2627

Discount Skips & Call a Bin 02 9804 6444
 Dump It Bins/ Budget Waste Control  1300 211 111
Empire Waste Bins 02 9311 4745
0413 389 124
Freddy's Skip Bins 0410 455 633
GPP Skip Bins 02 9642 7200
Jim's Skip Bins 131 546
Just Skip Bins Pty Ltd 1800 626 388
M Waste Pty Ltd 02 9544 6423
Orange Waste Skip Bins 1300 767 006
9792 3868
Phillips Skip Bins Pty Ltd 1800 246 728
 Purple Cow Industries  1300 131 918

Rubbish Taxi 9573 1112
Skips 365 Pty Ltd 1300 762 362
The Bin Man 0412 258 558  
 Trademark Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd  0408 276 713    
Wasteline Waste Management 0409 420 490
9344 0929

Exceptions to the above requirements

If you would like to hire a skip bin from a Company not on the approved Providers list and/or note in full compliance with the above conditions, such as:

  1. A skip bin larger than the maximum dimensions;
  2. Placing more than one skip bin at one location;
  3. Placing skip bins for more than three (3) weeks in a non-metered parking area; or
  4. Placing skip bins for more than ten (10) days in a metered parking area.

You will be required to lodge an Application for Road Footpath and carpark Occupancy using Council's online self-service.

To apply for this permit using the online self-service, you will first need to complete an Application for Road Footpath Carpark Occupancy Permit and attach the completed an signed form and all mandatory documents during lodgement.

Go to online self-service

Join the skip bin provider list

If you are a company seeking to join the list please complete the form below.

An application fee is payable, together with a refundable deposit (first year only).

The licence extends from October to September and must be renewed annually to remain on the list.

If your company is already on the list, Council will contact you in September/October to initiate renewal of the licence.

Conditions for the Skip Bin Provider Licence are detailed on the application form.

Rate this page

  • Rate as The content was useful55.17% The content was useful votes
  • Rate as The content was not useful44.83% The content was not useful votes

Thanks for your feedback. We will use this data to improve the content of this page.

Page last updated: 27 Nov 2020