Skip permits

If you place a skip on a public road you are required by law to purchase permit from your local council.

Below are a few of the most common questions we receive regarding skip permits, sometimes referred to as skip licenses. We have supplied you with the list of councils in the for the areas we supply to, including the link to their website, emails and telephone numbers to help make life easy for you.

If you are unsure or do not have the time, our team at Envirocycle can do the leg work for you to arrange the permit for you, please remember it can take up to five days to receive your permit.

When do I need a permit for a skip?
How long does it take to get a skip permit?
How to apply for a skip permit?
How much does a skip permit cost?
When do I need a permit for a skip?

If your skip is placed on your driveway or private property you dont need a permit. On the other hand if you place it on a pavement or public road you will require a permit, sometimes known as a license.

How long does it take to get a skip permit?

Skip permits generally take on average five days from the day that you apply for your permit before you receive them from the council.

How to apply for a skip permit?

You can find the information from the links supplied from below to your relevant council,

Click on the website and follow there online process or you can ask our dedicated team at Envirocycle to do this for you.

How much does a skip permit cost?

For different councils the cost of skip permits vary, they start from as little as £30 around Essex, Kent £40 and can go up to £100 around London, for a quick effortless quote you can find out exactly by clicking the gov link below

https://www.gov.uk/apply-skip-permit

But be aware if you are putting a skip on the road further costs may occur due to controlled area for parking, so you would have to pay for parking suspension as well. These fees are imposed by the borough council to discourage skips from cluttering up their streets. The average cost in London for a 7-day skip permit is £60. The average cost for a 7-day parking bay suspension is £217.

Rubbish Clearance caged tipper Service is up to 50% CHEAPER in London than Skip Hire

Unlike hiring a skip, a caged tipper collection you don’t need to pay extra for a permit or CPZ suspension –
which in London in particular, can add a lot more to the total cost.

Find your local council

LONDON
ESSEX
KENT
LONDON

Barking / Dagnem
https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/licence-to-place-objects-or-structures-on-a-highway

Barnet
https://www.barnet.gov.uk/licences-permits-and-registrations/skip-permits

Bexley
https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/licensing-and-permits/licensing

https://www.brent.gov.uk/business/licences/get-a-licence/skips-scaffolding-and-hoarding-licence/

Bromley
https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200063/licences/992/temporary_highway_licences/2

Camden
https://www.camden.gov.uk/skip-licence

City of London
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Croydon
https://www.croydon.gov.uk/business/licences/skippermit/skips

Ealing
https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201152/roads_highways_and_pavements/255/skip_licences

Enfield
https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/rubbish-and-recycling/hiring-a-skip/

Greenwich
https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200298/construction_and_highways_licences/737/skip_permits

Hackney
https://hackney.gov.uk/skip-licence

Hammersmith / Fulham
https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/highways-licences/skip-licence

Haringey
https://www.haringey.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/roads-and-streets/building-near-road/skipbuilding-materials-licence#permission_for_skips_licence

Harrow
https://www.harrow.gov.uk/licences

Havering
https://www.havering.gov.uk/directory_record/184/skip_permits

Hillingdon
https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/21758/Skip-permit

Hounslow
https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20055/building_control/1230/skip_permits/1

Islington
https://www.islington.gov.uk//roads/skips

Kensgton Chelsea
https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/your-streets/roads-and-pavements/highways-enforcement/apply-skip

Kingston
https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200266/highway_licences/651/apply_to_place_skips_on_the_highway

Lambath
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/business-services-rates-and-licensing/licence-applications/apply-for-a-skip-licence

Lewisham
https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/business/licences-and-street-trading/other-licences/building-and-construction-licences/skip-licensing-and-other-highway-occupancy

Merton
https://www.merton.gov.uk/streets-parking-transport/streets-and-pavements/skip-licences

Newham
https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Skip-permits.aspx

Redbridge
https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/roads-and-pavements/skips-hoardings-and-scaffolding/

Richmond
https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/business/services_for_business/business_and_street_trading_licences/skip_licence/renew_an_existing_skip_licence

Sthwark
https://www.southwark.gov.uk/business/licences/roads-and-highway-licences/skip-licence

Sutton
https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200503/highways_and_street_lighting/1213/skip_permits/1

Tower hamlets
https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/transport_and_streets/Parking/skip_hire_permits/skip_hire_permits.aspx

Walthm forest
https://walthamforest.gov.uk/content/apply-scaffolding-hoarding-or-crane-licence

Wandsworth
https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200234/skip_highway_licences_and_associated_parking_bay_suspensions/1932/20162017_skipmaterials_permits_highways_licences_and_associated_parking_bay_suspension_prices

Westminster
https://www.westminster.gov.uk/suspensions-dispensations-and-skips

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