Skip licence


Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic we're changing the way we are working to protect our customers and our staff.

Please submit your application online and pay via bank transfer/online. Any postal applications or cheque payments will not be processed until further notice.

If you recently made a postal application or paid by cheque please contact us on 0300 123 4047.

You need to apply to be a skip operator and get a licence before you can place a skip on a public road, verge or pavement.

It's illegal to place a skip on the road without a licence. Where possible we'll ask for the skip to be placed on the property.

Before you start...

You'll need a copy of your public liability insurance at a minimum of £10 million.

It costs £39 for a 14 day licence, £18 for every week after.

If you are applying for a license in Broxbourne, please go to Broxbourne Borough Council.

Getting a skip licence

When we receive your application for a licence, we'll consider:

  • traffic on the street where you'd like the skip
  • danger and disruptions caused
  • width of the road
  • access to the property
  • planned or existing roadworks.


We may visit the site whilst the skip is in place to make sure it meets our safety requirements.