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Suburbs of the Week: Ballina, Cherrybrook and Kellyville

News > Suburbs of the Week: Ballina, Cherrybrook and Kellyville


Ballina is on the north coast of New South Wales and is located in the northern rivers region. Ballina is the main town in the local government Shire of Ballina.  Ballina has a population of 39,250 according to the 2011 census and is on the mouth of the Richmond River.  Ballina is serviced by a number of skip bin companies that are based to the north and west of the town.  It is advisable to allow a day or twos notice when organising skip bins because of the distance that the skip bin companies have to travel to service Ballina and the surrounding areas.  The waste disposal sites servicing the Ballina skip bin hire companies charge by the tonne to dispose of waste from bins and so most of the companies have weight limits for their skips and excess amounts of waste have to be charged for.  The Ballina Shire Council have strict guidelines for the placement of skip bins on their land and can impose heavy fines when contravened.

Cherrybrook Skip Bin Hire

Cherrybrook Scenery
Cherrybrook is in the Shire of Hornsby local government area.  Cherrybrook is very well serviced by local skip bin companies from surrounding suburbs.  Cherrybrook is mainly a residential area some 27 kilometres from the Sydney CBD.  Hornsby Shire council has a skip bin permit scheme for residents who want to place skip bins on the councils property, the nature strip or the road (although no one encourages residents to have skips on the the roads because of the potential traffic hazards that can occur {according to many motorist involved in accidents where skip bins have participate it have often been claimed that the skip bins come out of nowhere or even have leapt out innto the road when the driver was not looking). To save time and money it is often best to have skip bins placed on your property.

Kellyville Skip Bins

Skip Bin Truck from Kellyville
Kellyville is a suburb of Sydney and the Shire of Baulkham Hills know locally as the Hills District Council. Kellyville is only 36 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district.  Kellyville is a new residential area and is home to one of the depots from where skip bins are delivered in Kellyville and surrounding suburbs.  The Hills District Council also has a skip bin permit policy although they are a little more informal when applying it.  Usually fines are only applied when neighbours complain and the offending residents do not respond appropriately to the council or their neighbours.  The skip bin permits are in the region of $250 so it is obviously best to have your skip bin delivered on to your property and then it has nothing to do with council or your neighbours.  


  • Authored By:Steve Shergold
  • Updated:25/08/2020