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Only a registered skip owner or supplier can apply for a permit. The charge for this is £125.
You can hire skips from skip hiring companies who are registered with us.
View our registered skip company list (PDF)
One skip may be placed at a single location at a time.
Only the skip operator can apply, using the ‘Pay for a skip licence’ link on the right-hand side of this page. You should apply for a skip permit at least two working days before the start date. Do not place the skip until you get the permit.
You must provide the following details along with the fee:
The maximum licence period for a skip is 14 days. After this time, you must apply for a new skip permit.
The permit is not automatically granted.
Approval is subject to site inspection and all conditions being met. We may issue a permit with special conditions attached by of our inspector.
The skip company is responsible for the following:
To apply for a licence, simply email us and ask to be added to the approved skip operators' list
Read the Skip Licence Terms and Conditions (PDF)
After application, we may grant permission to the skip owner operating company. This will include certain conditions, such as:
See a summary of the licence eligibility criteria on the Office of Public Sector Information website.
No. It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you've not heard from us within five working days, contact us by email or phone.
If you want to make a complaint, you should first contact the trader directly - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).
If that doesn't work, if you're in the UK, Citizens Advice Bureau give advice on your consumer rights - Adviceline 0808 278 7838
From outside the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Please get in touch and ask for our highways network team for matters concerning:
For any enquiries about skip licensing, or to report a skip without a permit contact us by: