Skip Hire Permits & Skip Legislation
According to skip legislation, depending on where you plan to site your skip, you may need an environmental skip hire permit from your local council.
Deciding on the best location for your skip requires careful consideration. It needs to be placed somewhere that is readily accessible for a skip lorry, allowing for unimpeded delivery or collection to take place. If the location is obstructed and prevents or delays the delivery and collection process, then additional charges may apply.
Placing your skip on private land
If you want to put your skip on private property you do not need a permit. However, make sure there is room for it before finalising your order. Neither Skip Hire UK, nor our supply partners, will be liable for any damage caused to private property.
Placing your skip on a public highway
If you want to put your skip on a public highway, there are some skip hire rules and regulations you need to be aware of. You will need to apply for an environmental permit from your local council. You will be responsible for paying the permit fee, even if it is declined.
All skips placed on a public highway must meet and maintain certain criteria outlined in the permit. If they do not, then you will be liable for any subsequent action, not the skip hire company.
If you would like assistance applying for a skip hire permit, please call our customer service team on 0845 241 3400.
Why choose Skip Hire UK?
- Low cost, hassle-free skip hire
- Fast and reliable delivery
- Swift collection, whenever you’re ready
- Friendly and helpful customer service
Frequently Asked Questions
We have years of skip hire expertise and are only too happy to share our knowledge. Below are some of the questions that we are most frequently asked.
The prices and notice period can vary from council to council, so we are unable to advise on how much you are likely to pay for a permit. If required, we can apply for a permit on your behalf – please call our customer service team on 0845 373 1394 for further information.
Yes, we can apply for a permit on your behalf – please call our customer service team on 0845 373 1394 for further information.
If you don’t want to pay for a permit, or your application has been rejected, we also offer a ‘wait and load’ service, where a driver will wait while your skip is loaded.