Can You Put A Skip On The Road

Can You Put A Skip On The Road

Placing A Skip On Public Property

Placing skips on public roads is accepted by the local council, however you will need to obtain a skip permit from them. When you hire a skip with Bailey’s Skip Hire, we are able to find permit costs and submit the permit application for you. This skip licence is often for a duration of 7 days, however can be amended for longer with additional fees on your skip permit price. 

If you do not have a permit when you put a skip on public land such as the road, then you are liable to a fine. You should also obtain permits for skip bags such as hippobags.

Requirements To Place Skips On The Public Highway

Local councils will often have rules on various safety procedures you must follow to place your skip on the road. This could include any of the following:

  • Traffic cones
  • Reflective markings
  • You skip hire companies details
  • Night-time safety lamps

This is all to ensure the safety of the public and visibility of your skip. Missing out an element may be dangerous and also risk a hefty fine of up to £1000.

Placing Skips On Private Land

If the skip is entirely being placed on private property, then a skip permit is not needed. You may however want to place down boards beneath the skip to reduce risk of damage to your drive with the heavy weight of a metal container. 

Hire Your Skip With Us

If you are looking for an affordable skip hire service across Northamptonshire than you have come to the right place! Take a look at our range of skip sizes and simply book your delivery on our booking system or by emailing us at


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