How to keep a skip
You need a licence from the Royal Borough of Greenwich to keep a skip on the roadside. You cannot get the licence yourself - the request has to come from a skip hire company.
The Royal Borough has an approved list of skip companies and you will need to approach one of these companies.
Skip location and size
The skip company will agree with us the safest place to put the skip on the road, bearing in mind your requirements. It is not always possible to site the skip where you want, but we aim to get it as close as possible.
Each skip must not be more than three metres by two metres in size.
Skip licence application form
Skip companies can apply and pay for a licence using our online form.
Licensed skips fees
The fees in the table are standard licence rates for approved skip hire operators. What you pay depends on what the skip hire company charges you.
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Any unlicensed skips, and skips which are not conforming to our regulations, will be subject to a fee of £137 per skip and this should be paid by credit or debit card.
Please note - photographic evidence will be used to facilitate our claim, should any legal proceedings occur.
Certain bays are charged for by the day by Parking Services.
The licence period
A standard skip licence will normally be valid for 28 days.
Report a problem
If you have concerns about overloaded or unlicensed skips, please report it by contacting the building licences team.
In a council estate or communal area
To have a skip on council housing land, you must apply for a licence through your local estate office. The licence covers skips up to six yards in length.
It will be valid for 28 days once issued.
In your front garden or driveway
A skip licence is not required, and you don't have to use one of the skip companies on our list.