We specialise in providing a wide range of Commercial and domestic Swansea skips services for a wide range of purposes. But even though we’re happy to arrange all the logistics of getting the right skip to you and dealing with your waste or transported materials safely and sustainably, you may also have a responsibility to bear.
If you do not have space on your own premises in which to store your skip and need to keep it on the road, you will need to acquire a permit. Before you make your application, however, let us talk you through what this permit is and why you might need one…
Leaving a skip on your home’s drive or the car park of your business is no problem at all, because the skip is on your property. If you need to keep it on the road, however, this is a public right of way, which you will need permission to obstruct by placing a skip. Under the Highways Act of 1980, a Skip Hire Permit is necessary to ensure that you are able to place your skip on the road without incurring any penalties from the Highways Department.
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They can be obtained from Swansea Council. You can check out the application form right here. It’s important to note that the application needs to be processed and the permit granted before you can leave a Hired Skip on the road in Swansea. So, if you’re thinking of using a Swansea Skips hiring service, it’s advisable to make your application sooner rather than later.
Permits vary depending on the council that issues them. Our permit will cost you £43. The fee must be submitted with the application in order for it to be processed.
A Skip Hire Permit lasts for 28 days. If you need to keep a Skip on the road for longer than 28 days you will need to acquire a new permit. If you need to keep a skip on the road for less than 28 days, even if just for a day or two, the full fee of £43 still needs to be paid.
A Skip Hire Permit covers up to two skips for 28 days.
As well as providing the application fee, you will need to supply some details about your company, and where you intend to put the skip. Please note that skips cannot be placed on the pavement.
You will also need to provide evidence of your Public Liability Insurance. Swansea Council guidelines state that the minimum Public Liability Insurance policy is £5 million. You will be able to upload an electronic version of your insurance certificate as part of the application.
If you require any help with applying and acquiring a permit then please feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you in doing this.