Skip licences are usually obtained by the company supplying the skip, so customers do not need to contact us directly. The licence ensures that skips are placed on the public highway safely and sensibly.
Licences are granted for 28 days, then you can apply for it to be renewed.
We require at least 3 days' notice to issue a licence. Licences are normally granted unless the road is narrow, has double yellow lines or the inspectors know of any reason why a skip should not be placed there.
You will need to carry adequate public liability insurance in the sum of £5m and be a registered waste carrier.
Placing a skip on a high street
You need to discuss placing a skip on the high street with one of the council's inspectors.
Skips in high streets have to be removed each night unless they are lockable and raised on blocks to prevent pavement damage. In Chatham High Street, skips must be delivered before 10am and collected after 5pm, as traffic is prohibited during this time.