Does renting a waste disposal bin require a permit?

Before embarking on any project, it is always good to know whether what you plan to do is legal and safe. One of the most frequently asked questions is whether or not you require a permit to rent a waste disposal bin.

In Toronto, you will not need a permit if you put your waste disposal bin on your yard or driveway. You will however need to get a permit if you want to leave it on the sidewalk, street or public alley so contact your city’s Public Works Department and request for a permit.

Below are important things you need to know about acquiring a permit:

  • For renovation or construction projects, you may need to place the waste disposal bin somewhere on the street and not on your driveway, so to do that legally you are going to a permit. In Toronto, you will need a Street Occupation Permit before starting a demolition, renovation, or construction project, if you are using an area beyond your property line. This is usually a sidewalk, roadway or public lane.
  • When you visit your city’s Public Works website, you will need to fill out an application form which will require basic information like your name and address. You will also need to provide information on where the waste disposal bin will go, details of your projects and whether or not it is possible to have the bin on the property. Different cities in Canada have their own costs and processing time on the permit so you need to apply early.
  • When placing your disposal bins anywhere other than your driveway, you must keep them away from hydrants and adhere to any parking restrictions.
  • It is very important to comply with the laws in Toronto. Failing to acquire a permit for anytime you place a waste disposal bin on public property could lead to fines. Residents can contact local authorities regarding the waste bin if they are concerned.
  • When this happen, you will need to produce your permit and if you don’t you may face a penalty. Failing to pay fines could lead to jail time. Nobody is exempt from acquiring a permit. Everyone including home owners and contractors need a permit to put disposal bins on the street.
  • Make sure you chose an insured waste management service because if there is any damage to the road, street or wherever your bin is placed, you may be charged with a hefty bill to get it repaired. Speak to your local operator about insurance and see what protection and coverage they can offer you.

Obtaining a permit is usually a simple process. You can carry out whatever projects you want to, just as long as they are in compliance with the law and do not pose a risk to you or anyone around you.

Toronto’s bylaws on obtaining permits to place waste disposal bins in public places have been put in place for everyone’s protection. Failure to comply with these bylaws could lead to fines or having your project being shut down.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would people use disposal bins when municipal waste pick-up is available?
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How can construction companies make use of disposal services?
Construction and renovation companies can benefit greatly from disposal services. With several companies located in and around Toronto, it should be easy to find one that is perfect for you.
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What kind of items can be placed in disposal bins in Toronto?
In various industries and business, there are different types of waste, so it is important that special disposal bins are provided to manage and minimize the amount of waste we produce. Using disposable bins also makes it easier for us to recycle and repurpose things.
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What tips do you have for those renting wasting bins?
Renting waste bins is one thing but knowing how to use waste disposal services properly and to your advantage is a plus.
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What is the advantage of waste bin rental?
Most waste bin rental services in Toronto provide businesses with bins of various sizes and shapes for different uses, as they understand that different types of bins are better for specific kinds of waste and different industries.
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Are there specific jobs that I should consider renting disposal bins for?
Waste management companies know exactly which disposal bins suit different jobs and the type you will need for them. For some projects you may need multiple bins and recycling totes. The type of bins you choose must be fit for your industry and business needs.
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How can small businesses make use of bin rentals?
Most disposal services in Toronto provide bin rentals for projects such as renovations, landscaping, residential clean ups and many more. Smaller businesses are also able to take on projects like this therefore, it is possible that they will also require bin rentals.
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Does renting a waste disposal bin require a permit?
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What is the best way to carry heavy items to my waste bin?
It may seem straight forward for anyone to carry a heavy item but some people don’t know how to take the necessary safety precautions when doing so. However the good news is that there is help and equipment available to ease some of the pressure off you.
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Is it better to rent a disposal bin or get The Bagster?
Deciding on whether to rent a disposable bin or get a Bagster all depends on your preferences, likes and actual needs.Disposal bins and Bagsters both have their advantages and disadvantages so it is important to do research and asses your needs before choosing either one.
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