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Skip licence

If you need to keep a skip on a highway, you’ll need to apply for a licence.

How to get a skip licence

Skip licence applications can only be submitted if you’re a company who holds a waste carriers licence and at least £10 million public liability insurance.

Apply for a skip licence

  • a licence costs £90 per calendar month
  • it allows you to keep your skip on a highway or single yellow line if this does not impact on traffic or access to a premises
  • your application will take five days to process

If you need permission to use a parking bay for your skip

You may want to put a skip in an area with restricted parking.

There are two ways to do this.

14 days minimum notice

To suspend a specific parking bay to keep a skip near your house.

You'll need to pay an administration charge of £96.20 (for residents) or £201 (for non residents).

Afterwards it costs £30.65 a day to suspend a specific bay. 

Apply to suspend a parking bay using this form

Or

Short notice permission

For permission to put a skip in an available bay in your area, you’ll need a permit which costs £61.25 a day.

Download the form to apply for permission to place a skip in a parking bay

For all information about suspending parking bays for skips, visit the Islington Council parking pages

Roads with skip restrictions

On certain roads different rules apply to where, and what time you can use skips.

Download a list of streets with skip restrictions (PDF 180KB)

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