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Skip Hire Permits And Regulations

By 20 June 2022November 10th, 2022No Comments

All You Need To Know About Skip Hire Permits And Regulations

You may be thinking about hiring a skip but you don’t have the room for a skip on your property. You need to know about the relevant licenses, permits, and regulations that may affect you and your skip hire. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want any help with this.

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What is a permit?

Permits are obtained through your local council and are needed when you need to place your skip hire in a public space. We need these obstacles in place to ensure that the roads are not overfilled with skips where they can become hazardous and become an inconvenience for residents and pedestrians. If you don’t obtain a permit or it expires before your skip collection, you could get a £1000 fine. If you want to put your skip in a third party owned parking space or one owned by the council then you will need a parking bay suspension licence. This is similar to a permit but may take slightly longer to obtain, however, they are of similar costs to you.

How can I apply for one?

You can apply easily through the skip hire company, we usually charge an administration fee so contact us to get your quote. You cannot apply for a permit yourself so the only option is to have your hire company do it for you.

Rules to be aware of

There are a few regulations we think you should know before thinking about hiring a skip without access to private property to keep it.

Location – Shouldn’t block entrances or obstruct road traffic.

Dimensions – When arranging the permit we will let you know if there are restrictions for what size skip you hire on public land.

Colour – Should be highly visible to road traffic.

Littering – Make sure waste won’t end up on public roads or foot paths.

Markings – Make sure the skip is well-lit and has any appropriate signage.

Time limits – Skips can only be kept on public land for a specific amount of time so keep that in mind when hiring.


If you’re still thinking about hiring a skip and keeping it on public roads, give us a call so we can arrange everything for you. We’re happy to help you with any questions you may have.

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