When you hire a skip, you can keep it off-road, on your own property (like your driveway, for example) without the need for a permit. But if you hire a skip to be kept on a public road, a skip permit will be required. How long can you keep a skip? We look at the limits of skip permits and off-road skip placement.
General Terms for Skip Hire
Under general terms, you can hire a skip for four weeks at a time. This can be extended, but it must be agreed first – we wouldn’t want one of our skips out for months on end! We’re always happy to discuss terms that suit our customers on an individual basis.
But remember: if you’ve placed the skip on a public road, your skip permit may not match your hire duration.
Some local councils allow you to obtain a skip permit on a rolling weekly basis, renewing as you need it. Other councils have stricter time limits, requiring you to specify the skip hire period with no extensions offered.
When you hire a skip with Aasvogel, you won’t have to worry about skip permit applications; we’ll do all of that for you, before your skip is delivered by our team.
Are There Limits to Off-Road Skip Hire Periods?
The same two to three week hire period is applied to off-road skips kept on private land. While we wouldn’t want all of our skips out for extended periods all at once, we can agree a suitable hire term with our customers based on individual needs, striking a balance that works for everyone.
We’re liable for the skips we place and have a responsibility to keep communities safe and free of waste, so our general terms are intended to keep your area safer and tidier for everyone. A copy of our hire terms and conditions is available if required.
And because of our timely operation, we always have an abundant supply of skips of all sizes, with excellent availability for our customers.