Skip Permit licence
Apply and pay for a skip permit licence. Skip permits should be applied for 3 working days in advance. An application must be made for each separate skip location by the skip owner only.
For builder's skips, please see:
- If you wish to deposit a builders skip on the road / footway or verge you must have consent.
- Consent is obtained from the local council.
- By the skip owner only.
Eligibility criteria and regulations
What happens if I don't hear from the council within the specified time?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.
- There is a cost of £43.00 for a skip licence.
Please note that if you pay by credit card you must pay a 2% administration charge.
Application evaluation process
Permission may be given subject to conditions which may relate to the following:
- Siting the skip.
- Available road space.
- Skip dimensions.
- Making skips visible to traffic.
- Care and disposal of skip contents.
- Lighting and guarding of skips.
- Skip removal.
Failed application redressPlease contact East Renfrewshire Council in the first instance on 0141 577 3417.
Licence holder redressPlease contact East Renfrewshire Council in the first instance on 0141 577 3417.
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 follow UK government: Consumer rights advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.