Skip Hire - Will you need a Road Permit?
You can either contact your local council for a skip licence if you want to put a skip on a public road or talk to us.
In most areas, Skip Local will be responsible for getting skip licences, also sometimes called skip permits. However, in some smaller areas you’ll need to do it yourself.
You need a Permit licence for:
- Skips (all sizes)
- Hippobags® and other skip bags
You don’t need a skip licence if you’re putting the skip entirely on private land.
What are the Permit Restrictions?
You can’t put a skip on the pavement, public walkway. You may need to put safety lights and markings on or around the skip. This could include:
- Reflective markings
- Traffic cones
- Night-time safety lamps
- The name and telephone number of the skip hire company
For more specific rules contact your local council to find out more about lights and markings in your area.