Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered

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Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered
When hiring a skip, sometimes you’ll need a skip hire permit from the council. Here is our guide to your skip hire permit questions answered. 

Your Questions Answered About Skip Hire Permits

If you don’t have an appropriate piece of private land to put your skip on – for example, a driveway –the only alternative is to use the road. A skip permit allows you to put a skip on the road for a specified period of time.

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered – When Will I Need A Skip Hire Permit?

You’ll need a skip hire permit from the council if you want to put your skip on a public road.

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered – Can I Put My Skip On The Pavement?

No. It has to be on either private land or a public road.

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered – How Do I Get A Skip Hire Permit?

We can usually sort one out for you. Some councils require you to apply directly, but most will deal with skip hire companies, so let us know if you think you might need one.

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered – How Long Does It Take To Get A Permit?

It usually takes at least three days for you to receive a skip permit, so take that into account. The exact time varies depending on the council.

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered – How Is A Skip Permit?

Costs vary and are down to the council. The average cost is £20 to £30.

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered – How Long Is A Permit Valid For?

Most permits are valid from between one week to one month. You can usually renew them if you need longer, but there may be an additional fee.

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered – Are There Any Rules For Positioning My Skip?

  • You can’t block pavements or entrances to driveways unless permission has been explicitly granted
  • You can’t block or cover utility access points – such as manhole covers
  • You can’t place a skip within 15 metres of a junction

Skip Hire Permit Questions Answered By Martlands Skip Hire

Call the experts at Martlands Skip Hire for advice on skip hire and the best prices and service in the area.

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