Commercial and construction waste

Business waste

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.
 

Construction waste

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.

View Council's fact sheets on Demolition and Construction Waste as well as Waste Auditing for more information.


Skip bins

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.
 

Transport waste to a lawful facility

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.