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Your go-to guide for skip hire permits in 2020

Your go-to guide for skip hire permits in 2020

Looking to reap the benefit of skip hire in Chorley in 2020? Rest assured, you’re in capable hands with the Skips Preston team. We provide a tailored disposal solution for all our clients and make sure that waste is disposed of in the safest way possible – we can even take care of skip hire permits.

What is a skip permit?

A skip hire permit is a legal requirement for skips left on a public road. The permit is provided by the local council and effectively controls how many skips are placed on the road as they take up space and can impact on parking and traffic flow. If you’re leaving the skip on your driveway or private land, you needn’t worry about obtaining a permit.

How long does a skip permit last?

Usually, a permit lasts 1-2 weeks – depending on the council. If you require skip hire in Chorley for longer, this can be arranged for an additional fee but grants you more time to continue disposing of waste safely and in line with legal regulations.

If you leave a skip on the road for longer than the timeframe allowed by the permit, you could be on the receiving end of a hefty fine!

How much does a skip permit cost?

The cost of a permit depends on location. It usually costs more in the South, including areas such as London, Bristol and Luton. But here at Skips Preston, we add the price of the permit (£25) to the overall cost of your skip hire in Chorley – allowing you to pay for it all in one go.

How long does it take for the permit to arrive?

It generally takes a few days for the council to process a permit application, so if you need skip hire Bolton or Chorley in a hurry, make sure you account for extra time when ordering your skip.

Are there any rules about skip permits?

Yes. There are many things to take into consideration when you receive a permit for skip hire Horwich, Bolton, Chorley and surrounding areas. You must make sure that your hire complies with the following:

  • location – the nose of the skip cannot be sticking out into the road
  • disposal – carefully dispose of waste inside the skip and don’t leave it on the road
  • safety lighting and markings – the skip needs to be well-lit and safety cones should surround the skip to alert road users of its presence
  • duration – the skip must be removed at the end of the license period

If you’d like to know more about skip hire permits in 2020, feel free to get in touch with us on 01772 827 603 or email info@skipspreston.com. We are always on hand to help and will be more than happy to share our expertise.

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