Need Help With Getting A Skip Permit?

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Need Help With Getting A Skip Permit?

If you are hiring a skip and will need to put it on the road, you need a skip hire permit from your council. This is a requirement of the Highways Act. Here at Martlands Waste Management, we can help with getting a skip permit.

Getting a Skip Permit

First, you need to check your local council’s guidelines. Some councils insist that you apply directly for a permit, but most of them ask for an application from the skip hire company. To save time, call Martlands Skip Hire, and we’ll let you know what you need to do.

Examples of council permit guidelines

Some typical rules and regulations for a skip hire permit are:

Skip positioning

  • The skip must not be bigger than 5 metres by 2 metres in width, and it must be positioned in the road, and not the footway or a grass verge.
  • The skip must be positioned so that the longest side is parallel to the edge of the road and as near to the kerb as possible.
  • A skip may not be positioned closer than 15 metres from a junction.
  • A skip must not obstruct access to premises without the consent of the occupier.
  • A kip on the road must not obstruct drivers or pedestrians in any way.
  • A skip must not prevent water from draining away or obstruct a manhole.

Skip contents

The contents of the skip must not contain inflammable, explosive, toxic or dangerous materials or anything which will cause a nuisance to road users. You must keep the contents covered to prevent spillage on the road. The skip must not be overloaded, and it must be removed when it is full.

Emptying skips

All waste in the skip must be properly and lawfully disposed of. Full skips must be removed as soon as possible and no more than two working days after being filled.

Still Confused About Getting a Skip Permit?

Call the experts at Martlands Skip Hire, we are experienced in waste management and can guide you through the ‘Getting A Skip Permit’ process.

Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399