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Can I place a skip on the road?

Posted on: 09-Mar-2018 14:45:24
Can I place a skip on the road?

Leigh Skip Hire believe it is crucial that our clients know the safety regulations when hiring a skip. We offer skip hiring services to Benfleet, Basildon and other areas in Essex. If you don’t have a driveway but are in need of a skip, take a look at the information below.

If you are in this situation there are some legal considerations you should know, and failing to follow these steps can lead to a large fine.

You MUST have a permit

Any skip placed on a road must have a permit, which has to be purchased from your local council. If you are looking for skip hire services in Benfleet and need additional information on skip permits, get in touch with us via our contact page.


If you are thinking of placing a skip on a road near you, another thing to consider is that the skip will need at least two cones positioned on the road-side corners of the skip. Preferably it would be better if you could place more than two cones, and that the cones were reflective so that cars can easily see the skip in the dark.


Your road-side skip should have lights on the top, so that it can easily be seen in the dark or poor visibility conditions. Remember, the more lights your skip has on it, the safer it will be for everyone.


The Skip you order must be brightly coloured, like yellow or orange. The reason for this is so that it’s easily seen. When ordering your skip from Leigh Skip Hire, make sure to mention that your skip will be placed on the road so that they can sort the perfect skip for you!

If you are looking for skip hire services in Benfleet, Rayleigh, Basildon or any other areas in Essex, then Leigh Skip Hire can help. Visit our easy to use online ordering system or give us a call to order your skip. A helpful personnel can give you all the information you need over the phone!