Apply for a skip licence if you want to put a skip on a public road.
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.
- 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
The skip owner must complete a Form of Agreement before licences can be issued.
The skip owner must have public liability insurance (minimum £10 million) and hold current and valid Waste Carrier and Goods Vehicle Operator licences.
- The skip owner pays all charges.
- The cost depends on how long the skip needs to stay on the highway.
|Number of days
|1 to 7
|8 to 14
|15 to 21
|22 to 28
|Skip found without permit
|Release of impounded skip
- Skips may only be deposited on a highway after a Permit has been granted by the Council.
- Skips may only be deposited on the highway where a skip:
- Is clearly and indelibly marked on the sides with the firm's name and telephone number or address,
- The ends of the skip facing traffic is painted yellow and has two reflective chevrons to the required specification present on each corner.
- Is coned at all times and lighted during the hours of darkness.
- An individual skips do not exceed 5 metres in length x 2 metres in width.
- Skips should not be deposited on footways or grass verges without the specific, prior approval in writing from the Council.
- Full skips should be removed within 2 days or immediately on request from the Council.
Fines and penalties
If you don't put up the required safety lights and markings, you could be fined up to £1,000.