Skip bins and containers

Sometimes you need more than a bag to get rid of rubbish. Skip bins and containers are excellent for clean outs, but there are a few rules around where you put them.

Skip bin and container companies are responsible for their safe placement.

Conditions of skip bin and container placement

  • Skip bins and containers should be placed on the hirer’s property wherever possible.
  • Companies must be permitted by Porirua City Council to allow the placement of containers or skip bins on the road or other Council property. 
  • Individual hirers do not have to obtain a permit.  
  • Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 the responsibility of safe placement of skip bins and containers lies with the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). 
  • Non-compliance can result in fines of up to $100,000.