Skips – terms and conditions

  1. Each skip shall be clearly and indelibly marked with the owner’s name and with their telephone number or address.
  2. Each skip shall be deposited on the carriageway/verge outside the mentioned premises and shall be positioned so that its longer sides are parallel to the edge of the carriageway and as near to the carriageway as is reasonably practicable and so that it does not impede the surface water drainage of the highway nor obstruct access to any manhole, or the apparatus of any statutory undertaker.
  3. Where more than one skip is on the highway at any one time, the skips shall be positioned as closely as possible to each other but not so as to obstruct access to any premises unless the consent of the occupier of those premises has been obtained.
  4. Each skip shall not exceed five metres in length by two metres in width.
  5. Each skip or group shall, while on the highway, be marked, guarded and lit in accordance with the following requirements.

    (a) The ends of each skip (that is to say, the sides of the skip facing traffic on both directions when the skip is positioned as mentioned in Condition 2 above) shall be painted yellow and shall be attached vertical red and yellow fluorescent markings to a design complying with Regulations 16 & 17 and Schedule 18 of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1984. The markings shall comply with BS AU 152:170 and must be marked with that number. The markings should be fitted as near as practicable to the top outer corner of ends of the skip, shall be 140-280mm wide and 350-700mm long and each marking shall have a minimum area of 980sq.cms.

    (b) Each skip shall be guarded by at least three traffic cones placed on the carriageway in an oblique line on the approach side of the skip. Where two or more skips are deposited in a row, so that the distance between adjacent skips does not exceed two metres, the row shall be guarded as if it were one skip.

    (c) At night (that is to say between half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise) a red lamp shall be placed against or attached to each corner of the skip or the end corners of the row of skips where two or more skips are deposited in a row and the distance between adjacent skips does not exceed two metres. Each lamp shall have an illuminative power of not less than one candela and shall remain lit throughout the night.

  6. No skip when standing in the highway shall contain any inflammable, explosive, noxious or dangerous material, which is likely to putrefy, or which otherwise is, or is likely to become, a nuisance to users of the highway.
  7. No skip shall be used in such a way that any of its contents fall onto the highway, or that there is an escape of dust from the contents of the skip when standing on the highway.
  8. Each skip shall be removed for emptying as soon, as is practicable and in any case not later than two working days after it has been filled.
  9. No skip shall remain on the highway pursuant to this permission after the period of the permission has expired.
  10. All materials placed in each skip shall be properly disposed of and the highway where the skip or skips have been deposited shall be left in a clean and tidy condition on the expiration of this permission.
Last updated on 17/12/2019