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Skip Permits Explained

Skip hire in Wimbledon and the wider London area is a great way to quickly and responsibly get rid of your waste. However, if you plan to have your skip placed outside your property on the road, you will need to get a permit from your local council. 

Skip permits tend to be one thing which puts people off the idea of hiring a skip, but it’s not as complex as you might think. This month at Reston Waste, we’re going to talk you through skip hire permits, including when you need one, how much they cost and the alternatives – all with the aim of making it easier for you to dispose of your waste.

Dropping skip off at house with permit

Do I need a permit for a skip?

An easy way to work out if you require a skip permit or not is to ask yourself where you’ll have the skip situated. If it’s on your driveway or placed in your garden, then you don’t need to do anything. 

If, however, you need to have the skip placed on a road, even if you think it isn’t a frequently used road, you will no doubt require a permit so that the local authority is aware of it. You may even require a bay suspension in some circumstances.

If you’re not sure if you need a permit, you can speak to our team at Reston Waste and our skip permit team will be happy to provide you with advice and guidance on this matter.

How much does a skip permit cost?

Skip permit cost varies from council to council but you can usually expect to pay roughly £30. The amount of time you want to keep your skip on the road may also impact the cost, but only if you intend to keep it there for longer than usual.

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Is there an alternative service if I can’t get a skip permit?

If you can’t have a skip placed on your property or outside on the road, don’t give up hope! There is still a way you can get rid of your waste in a responsible and swift manner. Our wait and load skip service means we’ll bring the skip to you, you can then fill it while we wait, giving you a 30-minute window. Once it’s filled or after the 30 minutes have elapsed, we’ll take the skip away to our dedicated recycling facility.

This service doesn’t require a skip hire permit from the council as it’s a rapid, tidy way for you to get rid of waste. Plus, you know your waste is being channelled to the right place, ready for recycling. We’re a licensed waste carrier and always aim to recycle 100% of your waste to avoid it going into landfill sites. 

Alternatively, our friendly team also offers a rubbish collection service using dedicated vehicles, meaning you can clear out your home or premises without the need to arrange a skip. 

Our friendly team at Reston Waste is always on hand to help find which waste management service is suitable for you and have all the latest information you’ll need in regards to council skip permits in your area. 

Call 0208 944 1349 today for assistance or use our online booking form to order your skip.


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