Private waste collector permits

All private waste companies operating on the western part of the Moonee Ponds Activity Centre must hold an appropriate waste collection permit and must adhere to the terms and conditions of the permit. Permits are valid for 12 months.  All permits expire on 30 June of each financial year.

Please see attached map for street that require permits. All streets within the boundary of Homer Street to the north, Mt Alexander Road and Ascot Vale road to the east, Gladstone Street to the south and Moore and Margaret to the west will require a permit to operate.

There is no cost to apply for a permit, however operating without a valid permit or a breach of permit conditions will cause a fine of $2000.

Click to apply for a Private Waste Collection permit

Waste permit map

FAQs

Why do I need a permit to operate?

Moonee Ponds Activity Centre in undergoing a rapid change with development. In order to collect data to inform our traffic strategies and better our traffic and amenity outcomes we require all private waste collectors hold a current permit.

What streets in Moonee Ponds require a waste collection permit?

             Mt Alexander Road

             Homer Street

             Aspen Street

             Margaret Street

             Market Lane

             Everage Street

             Hall Street

             Puckle Lane

             Puckle Street

             Moore Street

             Shuter Street

             Gladstone Street

             St Aidans Lane

             Young Street

             Pratt Street

             Penny Lane

             Ascot Vale Road.

What information do I need to include with our permit application?

Up to date business details and contact information and the registration numbers of all vehicles which your company will use to collect waste in the central city.  We have designed an easy to use online form to assist with the process.

How long do permits last?

Permits are 12 months, however all permits expire on 30 June and must be reapplied for before 1 July to coincide with the financial year. If you are a new operator and apply for a permit later that 1 July your permit will still expire on 30 June.

What will the permit conditions be?

Only use equipment and trucks that are branded and comply with the requirements of VicRoads and the Australian Design Rules

Keep an up-to-date bin database to allow bin ownership to be tracked. Each bin is required to have a unique identifiable number

Label all bins/carts with the waste company name, address, phone number and collection frequency details. Unidentifiable bins will be removed

Label all trucks with the waste company name and address

Within designated areas, only collect waste between 6am and 11pm unless otherwise instructed by Moonee Valley City Council.

What will happen if we do not obtain a permit?

Any company collecting waste or recycling from the central city without a valid permit risk being fined up to $2000 for each offence.

What information do we need to record in our bin database?

You must maintain a current database containing all the following information for every bin collected. The information must include:

  • a unique identifiable number (e.g. a serial number hot stamped on the bin)
  • the location where the bin is placed for collection
  • the name, address and telephone number of the business which uses the bin
  • the size of the bin
  • whether the bin is for garbage or recycling

Do we need to provide a copy of our bin database to Moonee Valley City Council?

The database is to make sure your company always has accurate information about all your bins in case there is an issue which needs to be followed up.

Moonee Valley City Council may request that you voluntarily provide us with the total amount of bins you collect within the permit zone. This is not mandatory. You will be expected to have accurate and up-to-date details in case there are amenity issues within the permit zone.

What information needs to be displayed on our bins?

You must make sure that all the bins, skips, dumpsters and carts your company uses to collect waste within the permit zone are clearly labelled with your company name and contact details – including current business hours and after hours telephone numbers.

What information needs to be displayed on our trucks?

You must make sure that all the trucks your company uses to collect waste within the permit zone are labelled with your company name and contact details – including current business hours and after hours telephone numbers.

What will happen to our bins if they are not labelled properly?

Bins must be labelled with the waste company name and contact details as well as the premises where waste is being collected. Bins which are unidentifiable will be removed.

What happens to the information I provide to the City of Moonee?

Information you provide to the Moonee Valley City Council to meet your permit requirements, under the waste laws is confidential. We will only use this information internally and will not disclose it externally unless required by law.

What will happen if our company doesn’t meet the conditions of our permit?

Any company without a valid permit, or any company which fails to meet the requirements of a private waste collection permit, will risk being fined up to $2000 for each offence.

Permit conditions

  • Only equipment and vehicles complying with the requirements of VicRoads and Australian Design Rules are to be used.
  • All equipment and vehicles must be labelled with the company name and address.
  • All bins must be labelled with the company name, address, telephone number and collections dates and times.
  • All companies must have an up-to-date bin database to allow ownership to be tracked and each bin must have a unique identification number. This database must be made available to Council upon request (this information will be used for internal purposes only and will not be disclosed externally unless required by law).
  • All bins without labels and identification numbers will be removed.
  • Collection time will be specified on bins, however will fall between 6am and 11pm, unless otherwise specified by Council.

 

Last updated: Monday, 3 June 2019, 5:55 AM