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The Highways Act 1980 allows the Council to permit people or companies to place skips on the highway.

A company wishing to place a skip on the highway must first:

Only registered companies may apply for a skip licence.

You can apply for a skip licence by completing the online form below.

We need 5 days’ notice, and the licence cost is £25.00, payable when you complete the request.

For any skip licence requests with less than five days’ notice, the administration fee is £40.00.

To apply you will need to provide:

  • your company name
  • the registered address
  • contact details
  • the location of the skip
  • the number of skips needed
  • the date the licence is to start

You will automatically be given a 2-week permit.

Apply for a skip licence

Skip licence application

Additional information 

Additional information about skips on a highway and the Highways Act 1980 [pdf document].

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