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Waste and resource recovery

Bulk rubbish containers (skips)

Skip bins on private land do not require a permit under the Local Law.

Placing a Skip or Shipping Container on Public Land

If you are planning to place a skip bin or shipping container on Council land you need to apply for a permit.

Apply for a Permit for a One-off Placement of a Skip

To apply:

  • complete a 2018 Permit Application Bulk Rubbish Container (download below)
  • pay the relevant fee
  • supply proof of your public liability insurance for $10 million covering Council
  • email the documents to, post to Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street, Broadford VIC 3658, or deliver in person at any of our Customer Service Centres

Annual Permits for Accredited Supplier Permit

To gain accreditation, suppliers must:

Accredited suppliers of skips must notify Council each time a bin is placed within the Shire.

Site Inspections for Public Safety

We may inspect the proposed site and make sure that the skip won’t obscure sightlines, access or cause damage to any public place. If we issue a permit it may include conditions.

Find out more about the Code of Practice for the placement of waste bins on roadsides VicRoads: Guidelines for placements of skips on roadsides

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