Where it is necessary to place a skip on any part of the highway (pavement, verge or the side of the road), you will need to contact a skip company, which is currently registered with us. The skip company will apply for the necessary licence, which operates for a period of up to four weeks.
If you are unsure if the location is private or public your preferred skip provider will have access to this information and will inform you if a licence is required.
Although we are unable to make recommendations, you can view a list of registered skip companies on our skip register.
Please note, in some circumstances it may be necessary for us to turn down applications because the proposed site is considered to be potentially hazardous to the travelling public.
It is also important to remember skips placed on the highway are potentially hazardous obstructions, the licence therefore includes a number of conditions for the skip hire company including signing and lighting, which can be viewed in full below.
If you have any queries or concerns or require further information, please contact us via our contact centre.