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Home > Skip Permits and placing your hired skip

Skip Permits and placing your hired skip

No matter what size of skip you hire from Skip Hire UK, sometimes the skip can not be placed within your own property boundaries. If any part of your skip is to be placed on the public highway you will need a Skip Permit, sometimes called a Skip license or Road Bin License.

Each Council has slightly differing regulations regarding their permits but most will cover the duration of time the skip will be obstructing the public and the type of waste will be placed in the skip.

The Skip Permit is required to avoid long term obstructions to pavements, tracks and roadways. In built up areas such as town centres, or in densely populated areas, particularly London, placing a skip on the road can create a major disruption to traffic flow and local parking.

Government Guidelines concerning Skip Permits also cover the actual placement of skips and other containers, ensuring that they do not obstruct pavements. A major stipulation in the Government Guidelines is that you always use an Approved Waste Carrier, as they will apply for the Skip Permit on your behalf and ensure the waste is disposed of in line with all relevant legislation.

Skip Hire UK are an Approved Waste Carrier and we will apply for the Skip Permit for you as part of our service. Our experienced team can also advise you on the maximum permitted duration of hire and will ensure the correct placement of your skip, guaranteeing that all guidelines are followed and that the skip will not cause obstructions to traffic or put pedestrians in danger. As an Approved Waste Carrier you can also be assured that your waste will be handled responsibly and disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way, maximising the amount of recyclable material recovered and minimising landfill.