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Do I Need a Permit For a Skip in Cardiff?

In most cases on privately owned land, you will not require a permit for a skip (driveway, garden or building site). However, if you require the skip to be placed in a publicly owned area such as the roadside, you will require a permit. This complies with section 139 of the Highway Act of 1980, any builder’s skip on a public highway or ‘roadside’ must be covered by a permit. 

How much does a permit cost?

Prices may change depending on your council area but Cardiff City Council (CCC) states that an individual skip permits costs:

  • £38.87 – per skip for a 7-day licence 
  • £77.74 – per skip for a 28-day licence 

Other important points to note

  • CCC will not issue a refund after the start date of the permit
  • Further daily charges will be incurred if the skip is located in a pay and display parking area. If this is the case please check the relevant parking area rates.

How to apply for a skip permit?

To avoid any hassle, GD can liaise with the council on your behalf to arrange a permit in readiness for the delivery of your skip. When you speak to our team for domestic skip hire in Cardiff, please make them aware that you would like them to arrange a permit on your behalf. Click here to order your domestic skip now.

If you would prefer to arrange the permit yourself the application can be started on Cardiff City Council’s website. Just head to their Homepage then follow > Business > Licences and Permits > Roads and Highways Licences > Skip Permits.

Key information regarding skip hire in Cardiff

  • Skips must not be placed:
    • On blind corners
    • Near give way junctions
    • In bus stops
    • On double yellow lines
    • In school crossings
    • On grass verges 

For more of the rules and regulations on domestic skip hire please speak to a member of our team on 01633 277755.

How to choose the right skip?

  • 3 yard skip: Holds approx. 35 black bin bags. Sufficient for small domestic jobs
  • 5 yard skip: Holds approx. 55 black bin bags. Big enough for most domestic jobs.
  • 8 yard skip: Commonly known as a ‘builders skip’. Holds approx. 80 black bin bags. Perfect for large domestic projects.
  • 8 yard enclosed skip: Can also be supplied with a cover or door. Subject to availability.
  • 8 yard drop down door skip: Generally used for soil. Subject to availability.
  • 14 yard skip: Holds approx. 200 black bin bags of waste. Generally used for commercial hire.
  • 14 yard enclosed skip: Can be supplied with a cover or door. Subject to availability.

GD Environmental can offer a wide range of skips to meet any household waste removal project. The diagrams shown here provide an overview of our available skips. However, if you are looking for some advice or would like to discuss your requirements, please call us on 01633 277755 and we will be happy to help.