Find out about programs and assistance for businesses as part of the NSW EPA Bin Trim Program. Find a recycler or recycling equipment at Planet Ark’s Business Recycling Directory. For more information please visit our Sustainable Business page.
Apply for a paid council collection of your business waste and recycling - Application Form.
Waste is not just unwanted material, it includes:
Excavated material such as dirt, sandstone and soil
Construction, building and demolition waste such as asphalt, bricks, concrete, plasterboard, timber and vegetation
Asbestos and contaminated soil.
Placement of Skip bins on Private Property - requires no application or notification to Council. Placement of Skip Bins on Council Property - (e.g. the road) requires Council approval.
Council approval is received by lodgement of a Skip Bins on Public Land Application Form and payment of fees. Fees are included on the Application Form - they include an application fee, daily fee and refundable bond. The bond is refunded following inspection after the skip has been removed.
Section143 of the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 requires waste to be transported to a place that can lawfully accept it. The owner of the waste and the transporter are each guilty of an offence when waste is transported to a place that cannot lawfully be used as a waste facility. Relying on advice from others, such as consultants, contractors or managers of waste facilities, is not a defence for transporting waste to a place that cannot lawfully be used as a waste facility. The owner of the waste and the transporter can be ordered to clean up and pay for such waste to be taken to a lawful place
If a quote for managing waste is low, find out why. The company may be avoiding costs by transporting waste to a place that cannot lawfully be used as a waste facility. If waste is illegally dumped and harms the environment, the maximum penalty is $5 million or 7 years imprisonment.
See more information on managing Illegal Dumping in City of Canada Bay Council.