Skip Hire Permits: Who Needs One?

Skip Hire Permits: Who Needs One?

When hiring a skip in the North West, it’s only right that you find the best value for your money! Whether you’re searching for skip hire in Wigan or skip hire in Preston, we recommend you acquire any necessary documentation, prior to starting your project.

Let Adlington Skip Hire talk you through the skip hire basics; we can help you to find out all you need to know about hiring a skip and obtaining a permit.

You may already be aware that skips cannot be placed anywhere/everywhere; is a license required for your skip hire Wigan?

What is a Skip License for?

Skip hire permits are often referred to as skip licenses. The skip license holds you liable for the skip and the entire contents inside, ensuring that the materials can be disposed of effectively.

A skip permit is needed for skips that are left on public property; it doesn’t apply to skips that are kept on your private property.

Who needs a permit?

Put simply; anyone who cannot leave their skip on a driveway requires a permit for their skip hire in Leyland or Bolton.

The permit is a requirement of any customers who plan to leave their skip on the road overnight.

If your skip is to be placed on the road, you need to make sure that you don’t restrict any access to properties and driveways. Make sure that you take into consideration the requirements of your neighbours and local businesses.

Acquiring a permit.

Permits for skip hire are issued by the local council.

To obtain a permit for your domestic skip hire, you can either pay your local authority a visit, fill in an online application form or contact them via email or telephone- it simply depends on the skip hire company.

Here at Adlington Skips, we can obtain the permit on your behalf, saving you the hassle. Generally, it takes up to 4 days to arrange the permit, so we suggest you carefully plan your project, considering time and budget requirements.

Failure to obtain a permit.

Choosing skip hire Leyland is a worthy investment to make if you’re looking to eliminate the waste your project generates safely.

Prior to undertaking home improvements, you need to make sure that you have applied for your skip hire permit if your skip is to be stored on the road. Not obtaining a permit will only lead to costly consequences… is it worth it?

Failure to obtain a license will leave you facing a nasty fine and could foresee the removal of your skip. Make sure that your skip hire Bolton is legal!

Highways Act 1980 – Section 139.

The Highways Act states what’s expected of you if you place your skip on the road. It covers aspects of placement and visibility, ensuring that your skip is easily seen during periods of darkness.

Control your skip hire in Preston according to the Highways Act 1980 today!

Permit expiry.

What happens when your permit expires? When you arrange your permit for skip hire Chorley, you should discuss how long you expect your project to last.

On expiry, skips cannot be stored on the road- they need to be collected as soon as possible. If your permit has expired, arrange to have your skip collected by the team here at Adlington Skips; we make sure that your skip is collected at a time that’s convenient for you. After your skip has been collected, make sure that where your skip was positioned, the road is clean.

If you still need your skip to complete your project, you’ll need to reapply to the local authority for a new permit, covering the duration of your extended project.

The team of experts at Adlington Skip Hire are always on hand to help- making sure that your skip hire in Chorley is efficient.

Contact us today to find out more about skip hire permits!

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