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Skip licence

Here you can find out how to apply for a skip licence. You need to appoint a skip operator to do this for you.

To put a skip on the public highway, you must appoint a skip operator to do this for you.

The skip operator will need permission from our: Streetworks team.

Note: Skips should be placed on the carriageway and not on the footway, pavement or verge.

How to apply

Note: You do not need to pay 'up front', skip licences are invoiced quarterly. You must give the full invoice address and email address.

A skip licence is £30 and valid for 28 days. If a licence is needed for more than this a new application is needed before the original licence expires.

Please note: Skip licences for 'A roads' are only valid for 14 days. This is to help ease congestion on Calderdale's roads.

Skip Operator Licences

To start a skip operator business, you must comply with the relevant laws and have the certificates/licences needed. These include:

  • a Waste Carrier's Licence;
  • and Public Liability Insurance.

For more on Waste Carrier's licences, visit: Register or renew as a waste carrier or broker.

To apply for an operating permit, skip operators should contact: Licensing enquiries.

For more on this, visit: Legislation on control of skips.

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