Skips must not be placed on the road without a valid permit.
Companies who are registered with us can apply for a skip permit. Companies must provide:
- proof of Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of £5,000,000
- proof of a valid Waste Carriers Licence
A permit is required to ensure that skips are not causing disruption to traffic, are sited in a safe position and are properly signed, lighted and guarded in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations.
If you hire a skip you should confirm with the skip company that a permit has been obtained.
Normal or full size skips (6 tonne or above) - £37.50 for up to 14 days
Mini skips (below 6 tonne) - £25.50 for up to 14 days
An additional fee of £37.50 on top of the above will apply if the council discovers a skip on the road without a permit.
For companies pre-registered with the council, permits must be requested no later than the end of the working day on which the skip is placed on a public road. No reminders will be given and late applications will result in the additional retrospective fee being applied.
The council will investigate the suitability of the requested location to place a skip and determine if conditions are required.
Failure to follow the rules and regulations may result in enforcement action. This could be the application of a retrospective fee, court prosecution, or removal of the skip.
Failed applications should contact Wirral Council in the first instance:
- email: [email protected]
- call: 0151 606 2050
Report a problem
In emergency cases, please contact Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010 and ask for the Wirral Police Control Room.