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 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.
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 a form via the link below and submit to us or alternatively contact us on (02) 4974 2000.
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. Approval must also be sought from the RMS where BWCs are to be placed for more than 24 hours, will contain rubble only and are not placed on drainage lines.
RTA Technical Direction - Placement of Bulk and Skip Waste Containers July 2009 (pdf)
Please check to see if your location is a classified road.
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