Hiring a skip to help you get rid of your waste in one easy, environmentally friendly fashion is simple, but people often worry about how to get a skip hire permit in Stoke-on-Trent or the wider Staffordshire region.
The first thing to establish is whether you actually need a skip hire permit, then you can move on to working out how to get one. We’ll take a look at the skip hire permit rules and give more detail about the processes to follow.
If you’re planning to have a skip placed on your property, i.e your drive or garden, then the only thing you need to worry about is access for the vehicle dropping off and collecting the skip.
It’s when you have to get a skip placed on a public highway or road that you need to apply for a permit with your local authority.
This is because you’ll undoubtedly be blocking the way in one direction or another for other road users – this is related to the Highways Act 1980. Under these rules, according to the City of Stoke-on-Trent’s website, alleyways cannot be blocked because this would inhibit emergency services accessing properties from the rear.
To obtain a skip hire permit in Stoke-on-Trent, you should be applying for one several days before you require the skip. This is because it can take roughly 3 days to get the skip hire permit from a local authority. The local authority will then check that the proposed spot for the skip is suitable, suggesting an alternative if they deem it to be unsafe.
At Brown Recycling, we can make the application for a permit on your behalf. We’re registered with the City of Stoke-on-Trent for an easier process which benefits you. Again, we recommend planning in advance by contacting us with as much notice as possible to allow time to gain the necessary permit, thereby avoiding any delays to your project.
There is a fixed fee when acquiring a skip hire permit in Stoke-on-Trent, this is roughly between £30 and £60. This cost will be added to your skip hire cost automatically when you utilise our skip hire service and require the skip to be placed on a road or public highway.
The permit allows for a skip to be placed for a maximum time of one month – which is usually enough time for you to fill the skip and have it collected by our team. It would be unusual to leave a skip on a road for longer than this and may require another permit if you need to hire another skip.
Order your skip in Stoke-on-Trent through the team at Brown Recycling and we’ll organise a skip hire permit for you if you intend to have it placed in the road – simple. We’ve got years of experience behind us and making skip hire easy, whether it’s for commercial or domestic purposes.
You can ask us a question online using our contact form. Simply provide your name, email (purely for confirmation purposes) and the details of your enquiry, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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