How to get a skip bin permit in Yarra Ranges Council
Yarra Ranges skip bins for homes and businesses
Every residence in Yarra Ranges Council receives one free hard rubbish collection per year. Your collection date will depend on which council suburb you reside in, which you can find on the council’s website.
The only thing is, there are some strict limits to what you can put out for collection. For example, you can only get rid of up to 10 pieces of timber, doors from whitegoods must be removed, and glass (such as shower screens and mirrors) must be wrapped and clearly marked.
When you hire a skip bin through WM Waste Management Services, however, you will find there is more freedom to what you can get rid of. We’ll collect everything except for hazardous items, such as asbestos, and we have a huge range of skip bin sizes. Get a free online quote to find the perfect bin for your needs.
Get a Yarra Ranges skip bin permit
If you want to place a skip bin on council-owned land or public roadways, you’ll need to apply for a skip bin permit. Once your skip bin permit is approved, you need to ensure you abide by Yarra Ranges regulations for skip bin placement. These include placing bins so that they:
- Do not obstruct pedestrian activity or traffic flow
- Interfere with right of ways or laneways
- Are clearly marked with safety tape so that motorists can see them clearly at night
You can find out more by checking out the Vic Roads Guideline for Placement of Skips on Roadsides.
Why choose WM Waste Management Services?
The skip bin permit application process can be clunky and hard to navigate, but we can help. At WM Waste, we’ve been working with councils around Melbourne and Victoria for decades.
We work hard to keep the streets clean and beautiful for the community of Yarra Ranges. We provide an extensive range of skip bins, so whether you need to get rid of rubbish from a household clear-out, or furniture and rubble from moving home, we have the solution for you.
Frequently asked questions
Which suburbs fall under Yarra Ranges Council jurisdiction?
You fall under Yarra Ranges Council purview if you live in any of the below suburbs:
- Badger Creek
- Belgrave Heights
- Belgrave South
- Big Pats Creek
- Chirnside Park
- Chum Creek
- Dixons Creek
- Don Valley
- East Warburton
- Ferny Creek
- Hoddles Creek
- Launching Place
- Lysterfield (partially within the City of Knox)
- McMahons Creek
- Menzies Creek
- Mount Dandenong
- Mount Evelyn
- Mount Toolebewong
- Narre Warren East
- Seville East
- Steels Creek
- The Patch
- Three Bridges
- Upper Ferntree Gully (partially within the City of Knox)
- Wandin East
- Wandin North
- Woori Yallock
- Yarra Glen
- Yarra Junction
What kind of rubbish can I get rid of in my Yarra Ranges skip bin for hire?
You can throw away most things, but there are a few items we won’t accept in our skip bins. These include:
- Chemicals or liquid waste
- Any type of food
- Tree stumps
- Gas bottles
This is because we sort rubbish collected in our skip bins, and recycle what we can through the Knox Transfer Station. We need to protect staff members handling waste from the above potentially hazardous items.
How do I choose the right skip bin size for waste collection in Yarra Ranges?
When you fill in our instant online quote form, you’ll find our list of skip bin sizes. We have skip bins available for hire which accommodate 2 to 4 cubic metres, and walk-in bins which range in size right up to 23 cubic metres.
How much weight can I place in a skip bin?
At WM Waste, our skip bins and walk-in bins have different weight limitations. Bins for mixed waste collection, excluding bricks, concrete, and soil, have the following limits:
- 2m3 Skip – 750 kgs
- 3m3 Skip – 1 tonne
- 4m3 Skip – 1.25 tonne
- 4m3 – 1.5 tonne
- 6m3 – 2 tonnes
- 9m3 – 3 tonnes
- 11m3 – 3.5 tonnes
- 15m3 – 4 tonnes
- 19m3 – 5 tonnes
- 23m3 – 6 tonnes
What happens if I need to extend the collection date for my skip bin?
Get in touch with our friendly team, and we’ll be happy to accommodate changes to your skip bin collection date wherever possible. Bear in mind, however, that additional charges may apply.