If you're having work done within your property that needs materials, rubbish, solids etc. to be removed and stored temporarily on your street (highways), this must be done using a skip. Any skip that is placed on the highway network must be licensed by the Council to registered skip companies only.
If you are a resident and want to hire a skip you must organise this through a skip company. The skip company should arrange the licence.
How to apply for a skip licence
In order to apply for a skip licence, you must first be registered as a skip company. After you are set up as registered skip company, you can apply for a skip licence from Barnet Council.
How to register as a skip company
The cost for a skip licence is £52 for a minimum of 2 weeks. The cost for a skip licence for 4 weeks is £104.
If you fill the skip and have it emptied and replaced within the licence period this will not require a new licence.
The skip companies will be billed monthly for all of the licences they have taken out during that month.
What licence covers
The depositing of a skip in compliance with the guidance notes (PDF)
Skip permits issued by another council
You are not covered in Barnet if you have a skip permit form another council. The licence is site specific. Each site with a skip requires a skip permit from us.
How long it takes to get a skip permit
We require 24 hours' notice from the skip company to issue them with a licence. However, if there are particular traffic issues on the road where the skip is to be deposited (e.g. bus route, narrow road etc.) a site inspection may be required to negotiate conditions and possible alternate locations for the depositing of the skip. In these instances it may take 3 days to issue the skip licence.
The skip company involved will be informed of any traffic issues at the time of application.
Development & Regulatory Services (DRS)
1255 High Road