We only issue skip licences (permits) to the owners of skips.

Getting a skip licence

  • The skip owner must request a permit for each address where a skip is to be placed.
  • The skip owner must request a permit for each address where a skip is to be placed.
  • If more than 7 days is needed then at least one clear day's notice is required.

Apply for a skip licence

Contact us to request a permit

Cost

  • The skip owner pays all charges.
  • The cost depends on how long the skip needs to stay on the highway.
Cost of permit
Number of days Charge
1 to 7 £12.50
8 to 14 £21.00
15 to 21 £26.00
22 to 28 £40.00

Fee for release of impounded skips £444.00

Conditions

  • Skips are not allowed on the pavement unless special permission has been given.
  • Skips should be filled and removed within 7 days.
  • If a skip needs to be on the highway for up to 28 days, the skip owner needs to know why so they can agree the extra duration with us.
  • A skip is only allowed to remain on the highway for more than 28 days in exceptional circumstances.
  • A full skip must be removed within two days.