Your guide to skip hire permits this spring

By this point, you’ll have already decided that you want to hire a skip to help you get rid of your unwanted waste.

You’ll likely have an idea of which size skip you need and how long for, but now comes the time to decide where your skip will go.

Usually, its between your driveway or on the road just outside your property, and where you want the container to go will determine whether or not you need to obtain a permit from your local council.

Here’s everything you need to know about permits for skip hire in Bolton.

When will I need a skip hire permit?

If you’re putting your skip on private land, like in your driveway or in your garden you won’t need a permit for skip hire in Chorley.

If you don’t have enough space, you’ll need to put on public pavements or roads (aka public highways) – meaning you’ll need to obtain a permit from your local council, but exceptions can be made in some circumstances.

Why do I need a permit on a public highway?

The point of a permit for skip hire in Wigan is to ensure that the skip is placed safely, and all licences are granted by the local authorities.

A permit application will be rejected if it doesn’t meet specific criteria – for instance, they can’t go where it would endanger road users, block access to other properties or reduce visibility at crossings or junctions.

They’re also used to control how many skips are on public roads at a time – too many on the road at the same time would cause several issues.

How do I arrange a permit?

Skip hire permits are available from your local council – and the majority of councils will allow skip hire companies to arrange permits themselves.

All you have to do is let the skip hire company know where you plan on putting your skip, that way they’ll know whether or not they need to arrange a permit in time for your booking.

How long do skip hire permits last?

Skip hire permits typically last one or two weeks, but this can depend on your local council and their regulations.

If your project runs longer than expected, most councils will allow this initial period to be extended, but for an additional fee.

If you keep your skip longer than the agreed permit duration, you may face penalty fines from your local authority.

Ready to book your skip?

Once you know what size skip you need, how long you need it for and have an idea of where it’ll go once its been delivered, you should have a better idea of whether or not you need a permit.

If you’re still unsure and you have questions about the process, be sure to get in touch with a reliable skip hire company in your area today!