To place a builder's skip on a public highway, you will need to apply for a permit using the form below. If you place a skip on a highway without applying for a permit, you could be subject to enforcement action.
Only skip hire companies can apply for a skip permit. If you need a skip, the company you choose to hire the skip from will arrange the permit.
A permit is not required from us to put a skip on private land, for example a driveway.
Skip permits are valid for up to 28 days, 14 days on a grass verge (between April and September)
You can apply for a renewal if the skip is needed for longer. When applying for a renewal you will need to give the case reference on your confirmation email from your original submission (not the reference on your skip permit).
If you have already placed a skip on a public highway without a permit, you will need to apply retrospectively.
Read the guidance about placing a skip on a highway.
Skip companies can register with us to be part of a membership scheme and pay an annual fee of £60.
Contact us for more information and to apply for the membership scheme.
Benefits of being part of the scheme include:
- quicker online submission process
- monthly invoicing for each permit submitted (or pay as you apply)
- waste carrier licence and public liability insurance (to the value of £5million) documents provided annually
- reduction in the permit fee
|Annual Permit Scheme membership||£60||Annual fee to join the skip permit scheme. You must provide a copy of your waste carrier licence and public liability insurance and agree and work to the procedures of the permit guidance and scheme.|
Standard (Permit Scheme Member)
|£25||Maximum duration of 28 days from a member of the Permit Scheme. The application must be made before the skip is deposited on the highway|
|Same Day ( Permit Scheme Member)||£55||Maximum duration of 28 days from a member of the Permit Scheme. The application must be made before the skip is deposited on the highway before 3pm|
|Standard (Non-permit Scheme Member)||£30||Maximum duration of 28 days from an applicant who is not a member of the Permit Scheme. The application must be made before the skip is deposited on the highway|
|Retrospective (Following an expired permit)||£55||Permit application made in respect of a skip placed or left on the highway following the expiry of a permit. Maximum duration 14 days|
|Retrospective||£110||Application made in respect of a skip placed on the highway without first obtaining a permit made later than 8 hours after the skip has been delivered. Maximum duration 14 days.|
|Renewal (Permit Scheme Member)||£15||Renewal for up to a further 28 days. The application must be made before the expiry of the original permit.|
|Renewal (Non-permit Scheme Member)||£20||Renewal for up to a further 28 days. The application must be made before the expiry of the permit to which it relates.|
How to apply
The easiest and fastest way to apply for a skip permit including renewals or retrospective permits is online.
If you are not a member, we will ask for the following details during your application:
- waste carrier licence
- public liability insurance certificate (to the value of £5million)
- card details for payment
After completing the form, before you submit, you will be able to check and edit your answers.
If you are experiencing any issues completing our online form please contact us.
If your permit has been refused, you can contact us to discuss before making a revised application.
Customer complaint or query about a skip
If you have a complaint about the placement of a skip, please contact the skip company directly to try and resolve any issues. The name and contact information of the skip company should be on the side of the skip.
If you have already contacted the skip company and have had no resolution to your issue, contact us.
You can also contact us if you have concerns about a skip and would like to check to see if a skip has a permit.
Development and Public Protection
0191 433 3150