Do I need a licence?
You do not need a licence to place a skip on private property. If you wish to place your skip on a road or grass verge, you require a licence from the Local Authority.
How do I get a licence?
When you contact us and request a skip to be placed in a location that requires permission, we contact the Council and request a licence.
You do not need to do anything else, but it can take 2 to 5 working days to obtain a licence.
Once we apply for a licence, an inspector will visit the site to determine if a skip can be placed in that location, based on the effect it will have on traffic, visibility, parking or other local issues.
What happens next?
If your skip is hired overnight, you must ensure that lights and cones have been supplied for the skip.
One of the conditions of a licence is to ensure the skip is lit at night to prevent accidents.
If your skip is not on your own private property, you must not overfill the skip, and it must be removed within 2 days once full.
Do not place building materials around a skip on public property.