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Skip operator licence

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If you operate a skip hire business or own skips, you need a permit from the local authority to put a builder's skip on a public road. The authority registers operators who wish to hire out skips to the building trade or the public that may be placed on the public road.

Where to find help

Apply online

You can apply online to extend or renew your existing licence on the Gov.UK website.

General enquiries

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

The operator will need to carry adequate public liability insurance and be a registered waste carrier.

Will tacit consent apply

Target completion

You can expect us to let you know our decision on your application within 30 days of receipt.

Failed application redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked please contact the below.

Trade associations