If you want to place a skip hired in Warrington on a public road, you need to obtain a skip permit from the local council. The requirements are laid out in the Highways Act 1980: section 139 road traffic regulations act.
Who can apply for a skip permit?
The Warrington council allows only skip owners or suppliers (like builders/contractors) to register and apply for a skip hire permit, in order to have it placed on a public road.
Conditions that have to be met when applying for a skip permit.
- Where is the skip going to be placed
- What is the skip size of the one for which you are applying
- The skip must be well guarded, lighted and visible to traffic
- No items that are hazardous to the environment can be disposed in the skip (unless clearly specified)
- The skip hire company must dispose of the materials as stated by the law
What are the costs of obtaining a skip permit?
The local council of Warrington has set a fixed fee of £25. Please note that this fee may increase if you want it to be delivered in the surrounding areas.
Fines and penalties
It is the skip owner responsibility to put up the required safety lights and markings. If these are not in place, SKIP HIRE Warrington can be fined up to £1,000.
Skip permit expiry
Every skip permit has a defined period of time and once it expires, the skip must be removed from the road. Please make sure that you fill it up before the expiry date and ask for a pick-up.
Once removed, the road where the skip was placed must be left in a clean and tidy condition. If you want to keep the skip for and additional amount of time, you must ask us to reapply to the council for another one.
Emptying the skip
It is SKIP HIRE Warrington’s duty to make sure that all the materials placed in the skips are properly disposed of. As soon as a skip is full, the law states that we must pick it up and empty it no later than two working days.
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