Adelaide Council’s Permit for Skip Bins

When you need to hire a skip bin in Adelaide, there are a few practical considerations to make before you book.

One of the most important things to consider is where you will place your skip bin.

This will affect whether you need a council permit for your skip.

Most Adelaide councils have the same rules for skip bins and permits – it won’t particularly matter in which area you live or work.

The main rule is that if you plan to place your skip on your own property, then no skip bin permit is needed.

If you don’t have enough space on your property for a skip bin, or if it’s not practical, you will need to park your skip on the road or nature strip outside of your property and a permit.

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Council Permits

As mentioned previously, most Adelaide councils have the same or very similar rules regarding permits and skip bins.

The main rule is that no skip bins may be placed on the road or other public areas without a permit.

You can usually get a permit for skip bins in public areas when they will not impede traffic flow or pedestrians.

Your skip bin provider will usually be the one to apply for the permit on your behalf when you book your skip hire – but you will incur the cost of the permit.

Council permits, depending on where you are in Adelaide

If you’re living in the suburbs or on your own property with plenty of land, then the chances are you will have plenty of land on which to place your skip.

For those in more urban areas, the city centre for example, or for businesses on high streets, then it’s highly likely you won’t have the space to park a skip bin on your own land.

If you have any questions about where to park your skip bin, please get in touch with the team at Best Price Skip Bins, and we’ll be pleased to advise.

How many councils/shires are there in Adelaide?

There are 68 councils in Adelaide.

What are they / Where are they?

  • City of Adelaide
  • Adelaide Hills Council
  • Adelaide Plains Council
  • Alexandrina Council
  • The Barossa Council
  • Barunga West Council
  • Berri Barmera Council
  • City of Burnside
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • The District Council of Ceduna
  • City of Charles Sturt
  • Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council
  • District Council of Cleve
  • District Council of Coober Pedy
  • Coorong District Council
  • Copper Coast Council
  • District Council of Elliston
  • The Flinders Ranges Council
  • District Council of Franklin Harbour
  • Town of Gawler
  • Regional Council of Goyder
  • District Council of Grant
  • City of Holdfast Bay
  • Kangaroo Island Council
  • District Council of Karoonda East Murray
  • District Council of Kimba
  • Kingston District Council
  • Light Regional Council
  • District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
  • District Council of Loxton Waikerie
  • City of Marion
  • Mid Murray Council
  • City of Mitcham
  • Mount Barker District Council
  • City of Mount Gambier
  • District Council of Mount Remarkable
  • The Rural City of Murray Bridge
  • Naracoorte Lucindale Council
  • Northern Areas Council
  • City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
  • District Council of Peterborough
  • City of Playford
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield
  • Port Augusta City Council
  • City of Port Lincoln
  • Port Pirie Regional Council
  • City of Prospect
  • Renmark Paringa Council
  • District Council of Robe
  • Municipal Council of Roxby Downs
  • City of Salisbury
  • Southern Mallee District Council
  • District Council of Streaky Bay
  • Tatiara District Council
  • City of Tea Tree Gully
  • District Council of Tumby Bay
  • The City of Unley
  • City of Victor Harbor
  • Wakefield Regional Council
  • Corporation of the Town of Walkerville
  • Wattle Range Council
  • City of West Torrens
  • City of Whyalla
  • Wudinna District Council
  • District Council of Yankalilla
  • Yorke Peninsula Council

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Council permits for residential use

If you live in one of Adelaide’s 68 council districts and want to hire a skip bin for use at your home, then it’s highly likely you won’t need a permit.

Occasionally, it may be difficult for a homeowner to park a skip bin on their own land due to the presence of trees or other obstacles.

Or, for those living in built-up areas or apartments with shared gardens or parking, it might also be tricky.

If you suspect you need to place your skip bin on public land, you will likely need a skip bin council permit.

Council permits for small business use

As a small business owner, you will certainly find yourself in need of waste management support at some point.

Almost all businesses, aside from completely online, will produce some waste.

Restaurants, cafes, retail-based businesses and trades generally produce quite a lot of rubbish.

If you need regular waste management support for your small business, then it’s possible you may need a permit for your skip bin.

It’s always best to check before booking. Call us to discuss your needs if you have any questions or concerns.

Council permits for medium/large organisations

Large or medium-sized organisations in Adelaide, such as schools, colleges, community centres, theatres and other organisations, may find that they have enough private land on which to park a skip bin.

This means that no permit will be needed.

Considerations for when you may need a Council Permit

If you find that you need a council permit in Adelaide, then once you have booked your skip bin, there’s no need to concern yourself further.

The skip bin supplier will usually deal with the permit booking for you.

Your skip bin will arrive on the day you have it booked for and you can begin using it immediately.

Ensure that your staff, if you have staff, are well informed as to how to use the skip bin. For example, make sure that they fully understand how to fill it up and what can and cannot be placed in the skip bin.

Let your neighbours know in advance that you are expecting a skip bin to be delivered.

Considerations for when you don’t need a Council Permit

If you do not need a skip bin permit, then your skip bin booking will cost less. You can prepare for the delivery by ensuring you have chosen a good spot for it to be parked.

Choose a space with no overhanging branches or wires. This is much safer for the delivery truck.

Make sure the skip is placed in an easy-to-access area so that you don’t have to carry rubbish a long distance before you can put it in the skip bin.

Most skips come with a rear-opening hatch. This makes it easy to use a wheelbarrow for heavier waste.

Commercial Grade Skip in Hire from Best Price Skip Bins

Once you know what you need, it’s easy to decide which is the best skip bin to get

Considering all the options on offer and choosing the best skip bin for your waste types, you can use your skip bin and save time and energy on your waste management.

Skip bins are a fantastic solution to waste problems, especially during busy, messy times such as renovations, DIY projects, and moves.

Here at Best Price Skip Bins, we deal with all sorts of customers – householders and businesses- so we have many choices in skip bins of different sizes.

Check out the options here.

Final thoughts and tips

As a busy business or homeowner, sometimes your council collection isn’t enough.

That’s why we’re here – to support you in safely, eco-friendly removal of your excess rubbish.

Skip bins, with or without permits, are simple, effective, and convenient. Get in touch with any questions about skip bin hire or skip bin permits in Adelaide.