Do I need a permit to book a skip?
Yes, if you need to place your skip on a highway or road. But, don’t worry it is down to the ‘owner’ of the skip to apply for the permit from the local council. If you’re hiring a skip you will need to liaise with your skip company to get them to apply for a skip permit. It is recommended you also discuss with your skip supplier 5 days prior to needing the skip.
Getting a Skip Permit in Kent
If you’re looking to book a skip for a residential job and you think you’ll have to place the skip on a highway in Kent, then it’s necessary that a skip permit is obtained from your local authority. If you do not have a skip permit then expect to receive a fine of up to £80 for inspection and permit fees.
If you own the skip you wish to place and you are not hiring from a company, then follow the link to Kent County Council’s E-Skip Online Application.
But, don’t worry as stated this is a job for the skip provider to carry out. If you’re looking to book a skip from us at RML then don’t fret we will carry out all the necessary paperwork to get your skip placed where you need it. Simply call us on 01795 227 576 , email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a form here.
Please be aware though the approval can sometimes take up a period of 3 days to receive the permit, so it is essential that you contact us before you wish your skip to be delivered so we can begin the necessary arrangements.
Please note that it is necessary for KCC Highways, Transportation and Waste to receive an application for a skip permit, 5 working days prior to the intended placing of a skip on the highway. It is expected that a 3 day notice for any renewal is given.
-Taken from the Skip Licence Pack
If however you are unsure whether you can fit the right skip on your drive, private property or need to place it on a driveway then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, where our experienced office team can advise and help you with figuring out the best course of action for your waste removal needs. Simply call us on 01795 227 576, email us at email@example.com or submit a form here.
Regardless, before you think about ordering a skip to be placed on a highway, Kent County Council outlines a few conditions in their Skip Licence Pack. Below are a few conditions that are pertinent to the receiver of the skip.
- Each skip shall be positioned so that it does not impede the surface water drainage of the highway or obstruct access to any manhole or the apparatus of any Statutory Undertaker or the Council.
- Where more than one skip is on the highway at any one time, the skips shall be positioned as closely as possible to each other. No skip should obstruct the access to any premises unless the consent of the occupier of these premises has been obtained.
- No skip, when placed on the highway, shall contain any explosive, noxious or any other dangerous material which is likely to putrefy or which otherwise is, or is likely to become a nuisance to users of the highway. All material placed in a skip shall be correctly disposed of.
- During use, the contents of the skip shall be kept ‘damped-down’ to prevent nuisance from dust, and spillage on the highway shall be immediately removed.
- No skip shall partly or wholly obstruct a footway without the express permission of KCC Highways, Transportation and Waste, and is conditional upon the provision of a 1.5 metre wide pedestrian walkway. This walkway is to be cordoned off in accordance with the Department of Transport ‘Traffic Sign Manual’ Chapter 8.
- A skip shall be removed as soon as practicably possible once it has finished being used by the customer, and should not remain on the highway after its permit has expired.
- Any location given on the permit application shall be unambiguous and will include property numbers where possible, rather than proper names of private properties or businesses.
- Should a skip be in a position on the public highway where payment is necessary for parking (for example in a Pay and Display Zone), it is the responsibility of the owner of the skip to place any necessary monies with the relevant authorities, prior to placement of the skip on the highway.
- No Skip shall be placed in, on or along any part of a bus stop, bus route and or bus clearway. KCC Highways, Transportation and Waste should be contacted if this is unavoidable prior to your application being submitted.
As stated before, if you wish to discuss any of the information above plus any other queries you may have about booking a skip or waste disposal. All queries can be handled by our experienced office staff who will be able to answer all your queries. Simply call us on 01795 227 576, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a form here.