Approval to Place a Skip Bin in a Public Place - Hornsby Shire Council - New South Wales


You will need this approval to place a skip bin in a public place. A skip bin is a bulk rubbish container or other structure designed or used for holding a substantial quantity of rubbish and which is unlikely to be lifted without mechanical assistance. This does not include any container used in connection with regular domestic rubbish collections.

When considering an application to place a skip bin in a public place, the council will take into consideration the location, size and visibility of the skip bin.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You will need a Certified copy of a current Public Risk and Property Damage Insurance Policy (minimum $5million cover) OR Insurance cover supplied by the Waste Container company with current Public Liability Insurance cover registered with Hornsby Shire Council nominated as an interested party.


Please consult directly with the Council for information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $130.00

Per 14 days. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $275.50

Processing road or footpath closure. Fees for 2023-24

Comply Application All $275.50

Assessment of traffic management fees. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulations 2021 New South Wales

Approval time

Application to be made at least 24 hours prior to placement of container.

Administering agency

Hornsby Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Supporting information