Can I put a skip on the road in the UK?



What’s needed to put a skip on the road?

Please contact your local authority for a skip licence if you want to put a skip on public land.

Skip permits are issued by your local council. Each council charges a different amount for a permit and on average take 48 hours to arrange. If you are unsure of next steps, WARD can step in and help, by obtaining the permit on your behalf.

You need a licence for:

  • All types of skips, ranging from 5 yard midi skips all the way up to 18 yard maxi skips
  • Skip bags of any size

What are the restrictions?

You can’t put a skip on the pavement. If you have sufficient space, you can put your skip on your property on a drive way or in the garden, but you need to consider access for delivery and pick up.

You may need to put safety lights and markings on or around the skip. This could include:

  • reflective markings
  • traffic cones
  • night-time safety lamps

Skip hire FAQs

Vist our handing skip hire frequently asked questions page to learn what can and can’t go in a skip and other handy tips. If you are still unsure, please contact one of our friendly waste management professionals on 0345 337 0000.

Book a skip online

Once you have everything in place, use our online booking system and pick the date, time and skip that suits you.