The Simple Guide To Skip Permits

The Simple Guide To Skip Permits

At Martlands Skip Hire we want to make skip hire as simple as possible. Part of our service includes arranging for skip permits if they are required. But what is a skip permit and when do you need one? Read our simple guide to skip permits to find out more.

The Simple Guide To Skip Permits

A skip permit allows you to place a skip on the road or grass verge near your property. If you are putting a skip within your own private property’s boundaries, for example on your own driveway or in the garden, then you do not need a permit. But if the skip will have to be placed on the road, then you need to get a permit.

The permits exist because your council has a legal requirement to minimise roadside hazards. Otherwise, cyclists, pedestrians or motorists could be harmed. If you do not obtain a permit, you may be fined for an offence committed under the Highways Act!

How Do I Get A Permit?

You first contact your local authority to find out what their skip hire regulations are. Some councils require you to apply for a permit yourself, but most of the time we can arrange one for you – all you have to do is ask! Most councils an online skip permit application process. If not, you have to obtain the right application form. If we’re arranging for your permit, we’ll just take a few details from you to fill it out.

It can take up to 14 working days to get the permit. It all depends on the council’s processes, but we recommend you allow plenty of time before your hire date in case of red tape. There can be extra costs, and the price differs between councils. Permits usually last a week, so if you need the skip longer, then you need to make a second application.

Other requirements

Some councils have additional provisions such as a requirement for more reflective markings or a flashing night-time light – please let us know if you are notified of these.

Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Kirkby Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399
Maghull Skip Hire 0151 909 6399