Application to place a Bulk Waste Container (BWC) on a Public Road

If you wish to place a BWC, you should contact a BWC supplier who will advise you if they are registered with City of Newcastle (CN) and can submit the application to us on your behalf.

We issue approvals for BWCs to be placed on roadways including footpaths. A BWC placed on private property does not require consent from us.

Please note that it is a 72 hour turnaround period for approvals. BWCs can be placed for a maximum of 28 days from date of approval.

Please note to place a bulk waste container in a timed or restricted parking area you will need to apply for a Temporary On Street Parking Permit.

Where possible BWCs should be placed on private property (approval will not be granted unless there is insufficient space on private property).

If you are not a registered supplier and wish to be, please complete an Application to be a Bulk Waste Container Supplier.

Please check to see if your location is a classified road.

RTA Technical Direction - Placement of Bulk and Skip Waste Containers July 2009 (PDF)

*denotes mandatory field

Supplier Details
Waste container placement details
Is this a restricted parking area? If yes, you will need to apply for a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit.
Is location a classified road?
If yes please provide further details below
A BWC can only be placed for a maximum of 28 days. If a longer period is required you will need to re-apply.
Waste container dimensions
I certify that the container and the proposal location comply with the requirements of the Bulk Waste Container Policy and the RTA Technical direction - Placement of Bulk and Skip Waste Containers July 2009 for the placement of containers on public streets and that the information contained here is correct. I acknowledge that any approval granted by the Council shall be based on the information supplied in this application.I also acknowledge that the Hirer or User understand their responsibilities as set out in clause 6.3.1 of the Policy.

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