Terms and conditions for skip permits

  1. The owner/licensee of a skip must clearly and indelibly mark the skip with the owner's name, telephone number and address
  2. The Skip owner is responsible for ensuring that a valid license is in place before the skip is deposited on the public highway and should ensure that all terms and condition of use are met.
  3. Where more than one skip is deposited on the highway at any time, the skips shall be positioned as closely as possible to each other but should not obstruct access to any premises unless the consent of the owner/occupier of the property has been obtained in advance.
  4. Skips shall not exceed 5 meters in length by 2 meters in width.
  5. Skips shall be marked and lit in accordance with the following requirements:
    1. Each end of the skip shall be painted yellow and comply with the Builders Skips (Marking) Regulations 1984;
    2. Half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise a yellow lamp shall be placed against, or attached to each corner of the skip, (or the end corners of the row of skips); and
    3. Amber warning lamps to be fixed securely to all corners of builders skips and the lamps kept lit during the hours of darkness. Warning lamps must be checked daily and kept clean.
  6. No skip positioned on the highway, shall contain any inflammable, explosive, noxious or dangerous material, or any material which is likely to putrefy or to become a nuisance or danger to users of the highway.
  7. Each skip shall be removed for emptying as soon as practicable after is has been filled.
  8. No skip shall remain on the highway after the period specified in the license has expired.
  9. All materials placed in a skip shall be properly disposed of and the highway shall be left in a clean and tidy condition after removal.
  10. The License relates to only the approved location and should be a specified site near the premises. The skip shall not be placed in any other position without the prior consent of the City Council.
  11. Skips shall only be deposited, removed or resisted on the highway between 08:00 hours and 18:00 hours, Monday to Friday, and 08:00 to 13:00 hours on Saturday. Only in exceptional circumstances are skips allowed to be deposited, removed or resisted outside the above hours and only with the prior consent of the Council.
  12. Your skip should be located as near as possible to the property for which it is required
  13. The method used for filling of each skip shall not impede or cause a nuisance or danger to pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
  14. No skip shall be dragged or pushed along the public highway. (The licensee is liable for any damage so caused).
  15. No skip shall be placed on the footway or verge, except on exceptional circumstance, as long as the footway is wide enough, hardened and approval from our highways section.
  16. Where rubbish chutes are used to fill a skip, the skip should be completely enclosed at the discharge end to prevent any escape of debris or dust.
  17. Skips shall be covered at all times unless they are being filled or removed.
  18. The maximum period of consent is 28 days. Renewal is not automatic and three working days should be allowed from receipt for the City Council to process a further application.
  19. Skips must not be positioned over gullies or manhole covers. There must be a reasonable gap between the skip and the kerb edge to allow for the drainage of surface water.
  20. Each skip should be removed for emptying as soon as practicable after it has been filled.
  21. All conditions of the skip license imposed by the Council must be complied with. Contravention of any condition may result in prosecution action by the Council.
  22. The Council, or a Police Officer, can remove or reposition a skip on the highway, even though it was positioned in accordance with a license issued by the Council. Any costs incurred for the removal, repositioning and/or disposal of the contents of a skip will be recoverable from the owner or licensee of the skip.
  23. The Council is not liable for any injury, damage or loss resulting from the presence of a skip on a public highway
  24. Space approved for skip cannot be used for any other purpose and any vehicles parked will be removed
  25. No permission will be granted for any period exceeding 28 days and agree to deposit skips only at the agreed location.
  26. If the council is required to remove waste which has fallen onto the public highway, or have to remove illegally placed skips e.g., skips kept longer than paid for, the council may take the following action.
    1. Parking Suspensions are granted for specific reasons and cannot be used for the parking of personal vehicles whilst in force.
    2. Remove and return skips until all reasonable costs have been recovered.
    3. Instigate legal proceedings to recover further costs and may not approve future applications for skips.