That's a tricky question, that if answered wrong, could cause you a lot of money. Not to worry, we're here to help.

Here's the 3 main points to remember:

  • If the skip is being placed on private property, a Road Permit is not required.
  • If the skip is put on the verge outside your home and if the land is private property, a Road Permit is not required.
  • If the skip is put on the verge outside your home and the verge is owned by local council/Highways Agency or if the skip is placed on the road, then a Road Permit IS REQUIRED under the Highways Act 1980.

Skip Road Permits can only be obtained by a skip hire company from the Council and 3 working days are required to process and obtain the permit. Skips cannot be delivered without a permit issued.

What if you need to hire a skip now and can't wait 3 days to obtain a permit?

Luckily, most of the big skip companies provides a service which is known as Wait and Load, which means that they'll arrange for a skip to arrive at your site, then wait for about  30 minute at which point you'll be able to fill the skip as much as possible, before they leave with your building waste.

There're some things to keep in mind when using Wait and Load skip hire. Some companies charge extra amounts after the initial wait window (usually 30 minutes) so you'd need to ask them beforehand about any additional costs and how to best avoid them.

For more information about skip permits, you can do this by contacting your local council