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Skip Hire Without a Permit? Here’s What You Need to Know

Date Published: 20/02/2023
Author: Widdington Recycling Staff
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If you’re looking to hire a skip, it’s important to understand the permit process. In this blog post, we’ll discuss Skip Hire without a permit and what you need to know. Many people don’t realize that Skip Hire requires a permit in most cases – if you don’t have one, you could face fines from your local council. We’ll go over the basics of Skip Hire permits in this post and help you understand what steps you need to take to get one for your project.

In most cases before you can hire a Skip, you must first obtain a permit from your local council. This allows them to ensure that the skip will not cause any disruption or obstruction in public areas. Depending on where you live, the cost of the permit may vary but is typically around £100-£200. It’s important to note that this fee includes both the cost of the permit to place the skip on a public road.

If you are planning to place a skip on private property, then no permit is required. This can be a great way to save money on skip hire and the associated permit costs – but it’s important to be aware of all your local council regulations before making any decisions. Generally, placing skips on private property does not require a permit, as long as it doesn’t create an obstruction or impede access for other people.

Safety should always be your priority when hiring a skip – regardless of whether it’s for public or private land. It’s essential that you plan out exactly where the skip will go and make sure that there is enough space for people to move around it safely. You must also ensure that the skip is secure and will not move or fall over if subject to wind or rain.

Keep in mind that even if no permit is required for Skip Hire on private property, failure to take appropriate safety precautions can still incur fines from your local council – so make sure you follow all necessary steps to ensure everyone’s safety during Skip Hire operations.

In addition to obtaining a permit, you’ll also need to meet other requirements before you can hire a skip. These may include ensuring that your property has enough space for the skip and that there are no obstructions or traffic issues in the way of its placement. Additionally, depending on where you live, you may need to alert neighbours that a skip will be placed on their street so they’re aware of it beforehand.

Once all these requirements have been met, you can then apply for your Skip Hire permit from your local council. When applying for this permit, ensure that all relevant information is provided such as an accurate description of where the skip will be placed. If you would prefer, when booking your skip we can do all of this for you, please select the permit option and we will purchase and arrange the relevant permit for you skip requirements.