Areas such as laneways at the rear of business premises are often used by business owners to store waste containers. This can create problems for access and hygiene. Whitehorse City Council requires all business owners or operators that want to store commercial waste containers in Council laneways to apply for a Laneway Bin Permit ( DOCX 121.12KB).
By having a laneway bin permit process in place, Council can identify the owners of the bins, plan for storage and waste collection access to reduce the impact on the community, and ensure that the bins comply with council waste procedures and any relevant local laws ( PDF 202.61KB).
Council's conditions for the issuing of a permit is based on varying factors including business location and waste requirements. Failure to meet the permit conditions listed on the application form may result in fines.