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£115.00(inc VAT)

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£175.00(inc VAT)

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£235.00(inc VAT)

Permit Prices

Click below to find out your local skip permit price and to find out when and why you legally require a skip permit. Lostock Skip Hire will arrange the skip permit for you, just add it to your order on the next page.

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Permit Prices

Region Charge
Bolton 7 Day £15
Bolton 14 Day £25
Bolton 28 Day £45
Bury 28 Day £25
Lancashire 28 Day £40
Salford 28 Day £25
Wigan 28 Day £40

What is a Skip Permit and when do you need one? 

Before you place a skip on any public highway or road (including a pavement) you need to have a skip permit from the local council. Skip permits exist to control how many skips are placed on the road because they take up space and can impact parking and traffic flow. Not having a skip permit is unlawful, you can be liable to a fine, and the skip could be removed at any time. There is no requirement for a permit if you put a skip on private land, such as your driveway, field or private road.

Who applies for and issues skip licenses?

Skip licenses are normally organised for by the skip hire company, although a few councils require the actual person paying for the skip to order it direct.

How long do skip permits last?

A skip permit typically lasts one or two weeks, depending on the council.  Most councils allow for this initial period to be extended (for an additional fee), so contact them in advance if you need more time.  If you keep a skip for longer than the timeframe allowed by your permit, you may face a fine.

How much do skip permits cost?

The cost of a skip licence varies depending on where you are in the UK. The average cost is around £30. When the skip provider organises the permit on your behalf, they add the permit cost to the overall hire charge.  Some also add a small admin fee on top. The table below compares skip permit prices across the areas we cover.

How long does it take to get the permit?

It normally takes a few days for a council to process a skip permit application.  It’s important to account for this extra time when deciding when to order your skip and also to figure out when you need all your waste ready by.  The waiting time for a permit depends on the council and how speedy or busy they are.

Do you need a permit if your skip is on your driveway?

Although you won’t need a permit from the council if the skip is placed in your driveway, you may still require consent from your landlord (check your lease) or anyone else with whom you share that drive with (eg. neighbours).  If they aren’t super keen to give you permission, you could always try to persuade them by allowing them to share the skip too!

What happens if a skip is on the road without a permit?

Enforcement officers regularly check that skips have valid permits, and if an unlicensed skip is found without one you will face a fine.  This fine is normally issued to the skip company, but if the local council requires the customer to organise the permit and the customer has told their supplier that it’s been sorted, the skip company can push the fine to the customer.  This is why it’s important to always make sure your permit covers your skip hire period.

Additional information & resources

General information on skip permits and licensing – Government skip hire permit page.

Domestic Skip Reviews

I've used Lostock Skip hire for years and have never been disappointed with their service and reliability.i will be using them for many years to come!! A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST!!thanks again!
Paul W.
Excellent service right from speaking to a very nice lady who arranged it all right through to delivery and collection of the skip by very efficient staff. Thank you. Will use again if a skip is ever needed.
Daphne F.
have to say first time ordering a skip, from ordering to dropping off and pick up was with ease both driver and the lady on the phone very polite will defo use again and recomend,joespringview 23 12 2020
joseph W.
We have used Lostock Skip hire twice now and both times they have delivered the skips promptly and politely. The website is easy to use and the pricing is clear. Lucy in the office is very efficicent and asnwers e mails in record time. Definitely our first port of call for skips.
Jane H.
Excellent service. Would 100% recommend and use again.
Scott D.
Asked for the impossible and a skip at very short notice, 4yrd skip delivered next day and at the time they stated. Excellent service Lostock Skip Hire and would highly recommend 👍
Asa D.
The lady on reception was very helpful with the size of skip I needed, very professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend this company.
Manda B.
Iv been using Lostock skip hire for my building business for about 10 years now. I always receive a prompt and professional service from the office staff thru to the drivers who are always willing to go out of their way to help when delivering my skip. I can fully recommend using them and will... continue to do so myselfread more
Mark G.
Really professional service offered, from the ease of ordering a skip online to the clear pricing structure. The staff are also really helpful and knowledgeable. We wont use anyone else when we need a skip!
Chris D.
Fantastic service due to the current covid situation I've been let down by so many services and hence had to change the dates for picking the skip up twice which they did no problem will defo recommend thank you LOSTOCK SKIP HIRE
Yasmin U.
Brilliant service with a personal touch/\. Great prices and Very helpful
Denny H.
Have used Lostock Skip Hire a number of times over the last 2-3 years. The staff are always helpful and the drivers take great care when dropping off / picking up.
Rob B.
I ordered a large skip and had to change the date I needed it at short notice. When I contacted the office they did this for me with no fuss at all and the skip turned up on time. Very professional and helpful service.
Tony B.
We ordered two small load while wait skips over the past month and on both occasions the driver was on time and super helpful - even helped with loading the skip! Very happy with the price and service and would highly recommend to anyone!
Cannabliss
Excellent customer service and easy to book.
Nicole E.
Got a skip delivered on time. They took good care of my block paved drive. I requested an early pick up and even though they were very busy they picked it up the day after my request. Very friendly and professional.
Shelley K.
Ive had 3 skips now from here and each time they've been brilliant staff are helpful and responsive and really pleasant to deal with i would and have recommended to friends who i also know have had positive experiences
Andrew C.
We have hired a skip several times from Lostock Skips and have always been satisfied with the service we receive, they are so pleasant and professional. Any queries are dealt with straight away. We wouldn’t use anyone else. I highly recommend them. Maureen Cusack, Leyland.
Maureen C.
initial contact by telephone was simple and easy to book - price was competitive and the skip delivery and collection where on time - the delivery driver was a nice guy - proffesional clean and tidy. Nothing too much - highly recomeded
chris
Fantastic service - I was astonished at how the driver was able to manouver the skip in and out from next to parked cars!
Nathanael S.

Commercial Skip Reviews

“Had a few questions prior to ordering a skip. The girl I spoke to on the phone was really nice and helpful. The skip arrived exactly when they said it would. It was collected exactly when I asked for it to be collected. Would recommend and would use again.”

Victor Lisowski

“Ordered a skip, delivered within the hour, needed changing on the same day and again sorted within the hour. Quality service from Jo and the team. Beats all local skip companies on both price and service”

Matthew Buckley

“I hired an 8 yard skip. Was highly surprised with how cheap the skip was. The woman I spoke to on the phone was very polite and informative. The skip was delivered within the time slot I was given, the driver was also very polite. I rang to arrange collection and the skip was collected …

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Sarah Mason

“What a Fantastic experience I have had dealing with Lostock Skip Hire!!! I am Currently the General Manager at Mercedes Benz of Whitefield and the team could not do enough for us. After speaking to Jo in the office the Skips arrived within 24 hours and where positioned in the location I had requested. The …

Read moreStefan Bowett

Stefan Bowett

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