A simple guide to skip hire permits

A simple guide to skip hire permits

Here at Chorley Skips, we aim to make skip hire as simple as possible, regardless of where in the northwest you are. Whether you’re looking for skip hire Horwich, Chorley or skip hire in Leyland, we can arrange skip permits if they’re required – saving you the hassle.

The basics to skip hire permits:

What is a skip permit?

A skip hire permit is a legal document that enables you to place your skip on the road or grass verge close to your premises. You don’t need a permit for your skip hire Leyland if you plan to keep the skip on your private property (i.e. your driveway or garden).

The local council must minimise roadside hazards for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. Without a permit, you could be handed a fine for not complying with stringent regulations under the Highways Act.

How to obtain a permit?

When applying for a skip permit, the first thing you’ll need to do is contact the local authority. To make it easier for you, we can obtain the permit for your domestic skip hire, allowing you to concentrate on other aspects of your upcoming project.

The permit usually lasts a week and needs obtaining before the skip arrives. If you need to hire a skip for longer than this, you may need to apply for a second permit to make sure it covers the duration of your project. It usually takes up to 14 days for the permit to arrive.

How much do skip permits cost?

The cost of a permit depends on several factors, including:

  • location
  • council
  • duration of project
  • extras (i.e. reflective markings, safety cones, and lighting)

It costs £35 to obtain a permit from the local council, and here at Chorley Skips, we can obtain the permit on your behalf – including the cost in the mark-up price for skip hire.

If you’d like to know more about skip hire permits for projects in Chorley, Leyland and other locations, contact us today. We are always on hand to help and think nothing less than sharing our expertise, so call 01257 475 300 or email info@chorleyskiphire.com.

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