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Skip operator registration

To register as a skip operator, please read the information below:


Licence summary   Back to top

Permission to place a skip on the public highway must be obtained from us in each instance. Permission will only be granted to the skip owner and although a licence to operate as a skip company is not required from us, the owner must be registered with the authority before an application can be processed.

Please note that there are legal requirements that a skip operator must adhere to when transferring and managing waste. This is advised and managed by the Environment Agency.

Our registration process checks to ensure that legally required licences have been obtained.



Criteria   Back to top

Registration is required for any organisation that wishes to obtain a permit from the highway authority and a completed registration form is returned with:

  • Copy of Public Liability Insurance valid for the full duration of the proposed permit with a minimum cover of £5,000,000

And where applicable or each type or organisation, one or more of the following:

  • Copy of NRSWA 1991 (Street Works) accreditation
  • Copy of Waste Management/Transfer Licence
  • Copy of Scaffold accreditation
  • Any others relevant to the type of application



Regulation summary   Back to top

If accepted and agreed, registered organisations contact details can be published to members of the public requiring a service provided:

  • There are no outstanding monies owed to the highway authority and,
  • There are no records of poor performance or failure to comply with conditions and,
  • Insurance and other necessary record copies are up-to-date

Any organisation with an intention to apply for a permit can register.



Will Tacit consent apply?   Back to top

Registration does not itself act as a permission. Applications must be made for each instance but can only be accepted from registered organisations. We aim to record registrations on receipt and our standard timescales for responding to applications governs the priority of processing registrations.

If you have any queries please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or email nmu@staffordshire.gov.uk.



Apply   Back to top

To apply, please complete the  skip operator registration form (123 KB).



Redress   Back to top

Failed application redress

Please contact your local authority in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local magistrates' court or, in Scotland, to their local sheriff. 

Please contact your local authority in the first instance.



Consumer complaint   Back to top

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

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