You must have a permit before you place a skip on a public road or highway. A fee is payable for this.
Each permit costs £26.50 for up to 14 days placement, and £19.50 per week thereafter.
If you do not get your permit agreed before the skip is in place, it will cost £112.00.
If you're a skip hire company or other organisation or individual who regularly places skips on roads, you can apply for a Skip account application (PDF, 26kb)
As an account holder, you don't have to pay up front (we will invoice you) and you won't have to produce your public liability insurance documents every time you apply.
We must receive your skip permit application at least three working days before the skip is needed. This is our target period to process a correctly completed form.
Once we have approved your application you will be sent your skip permit.
If you have not heard from us after three working days, you have the right to act as though your application has been granted.
As the highway authority, we may refuse your application or suggest an alternative location if the planned one is unacceptable. Please contact us to discuss an application refusal, or issues resulting from it.