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Skip licence

How to apply for or renew a licence to place a skip on a public road, pavement or verge.

Before you apply

If you want to hire a skip, only the company you hire from can apply for the skip licence. Applications require 3 working days notice to be processed.

Your application may be rejected if the proposed site is considered to be potentially dangerous to the public.

Skip licences are only issued to a skip company and not to a person.

If you're using a skip licence, you:

  • may need to provide signing and lighting on-site under the conditions of the licence
  • should take care when lifting a skip onto and off of the property as you will be liable for any damage to the road, pavement or verge.

Fees: £80.00 (licence duration 2 weeks), Renewals £40 (further 2 weeks)

Contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 if you want to apply for a licence on a trunk road.

How to apply

Email or contact Customer Services on 0345 606 6171 if you require any assistance.