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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a permit to deposit a skip on the highway?

Skip companies wishing to apply for a permit to deposit a skip on the highway have two options

  • Apply for a permit on an ad-hoc basis
    you can complete the Ad-hoc skip permit application 2020 - 21 and post back to us with your payment, a copy of your Public Liability Insurance (minimum £5,000,000) and Waste Disposal Licence.

    Skips should not be placed on the highway until confirmation that the appropriate documentation and fee have been received and permit actually issued.
  • Apply to go on our Register
    you can complete the Skip Registration Form 2020 - 21  and email or post back to us with a copy of your public liability insurance (minimum £5,000.000) and a copy of your waste carrier licence.

Why apply to go on the register?

Companies are invited to join the council's registers, which run from April to March yearly.

After registering please email to obtain your permit. The annual cost is £101.

To apply, fill in the Skip Registration Form 2019 - 20

How much does it cost?

Skip Registration (Annual Fee) £101.00
Skip Permit (14 Days- Registered Companies) £25.00
Non-Permit Fee (Registered Companies) £66.00
Ad-Hoc Skip Permit £101.00
Non-Permit Fee (14 Days- Unregistered Companies) £134.00
Unauthorised skips placed in restricted areas (double yellow lines & grassed areas etc.) £51.00


What are the Regulations?

Skip Regulations 2019 - 20

How long does a Permit last for?

Your permit will last for a maximum of 2 weeks from the date of issue.

How can I make a complaint regarding location of a skip?

Skips must not be sited on a footpath.

Any complaints about the location or safety of a skip should be report to us immediately by emailing or by telephone on 0161 342 5088

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