Skip Guidelines

The placement of a skip on a public highway requires a permit for the full duration of the hire period.

A permit is not required for skip placement on private property or land.

Any person or organisation placing a skip on a public highway is fully responsible for the waste that is within the skip.

Health and safety and road safety legislature states that waste should not exceed the top of the skip walls. Any excess waste must be removed before the skip can be collected.

The disposal of explosive, flammable, noxious and household waste is not permitted.

Prohibited waste materials include:

  • Asbestos (Pre-Arranged)
  • Batteries (Pre-Arranged)
  • Clinical / Medical Waste
  • TVs / Monitors (Pre-Arranged)
  • Fridge / Freezers (Pre-Arranged)
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Fluids
  • Tyres (Pre-Arranged)
  • Gas Bottles
  • Hazardous / Toxic Materials
  • Oil
  • Paint Cans
  • Plasterboard (Pre-Arranged)
  • Solvents

Some prohibited materials have to be pre-arranged with the office for collection.