If you want to place a clothing recycling bin within Nillumbik Shire Council you will need a permit.
If you place a clothing recycle bin without a permit, you may receive a penalty notice. Permits are typically issued to charitable organisations.
Permits allow placement of the bins for a maximum of one year.
Where you can place a bin
Clothing recycling bins can be placed on streets, roads, footpaths, nature strips, malls and public car parks.
The bins should not block access or visibility for pedestrians or vehicles, including driveways, hydrants, mailboxes or any facility where access is required.
If successful, you must:
- Maintain the bin and site, including shared arrangements with other bin owners at the site
- Regularly clear the bin and remove rubbish left at the site
- Repair bin damage, remove graffiti and keep the bin clean
- Label the bin, clearly displaying the owner’s name and contact details, and the charity that benefits from donations
- Display warning signs about dumping rubbish at the site
- Maintain current public liability insurance for the duration of the permit.
How to apply
Criteria for issuing permits
To find out more about the criteria that Council uses to make a decision about this permit, read the Nillumbik General Local Law 1 Procedure and Protocol Manual(PDF, 2MB).