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Skip licensing and other highway occupancy

You will need a licence if you wish to place a builder’s skip on any part of the public highway.
If you are experiencing issues with our online skip application service

If you are experiencing issues with our online skip application service, please email Skips&Badges.Enquiries@lewisham.gov.uk and we will contact you to assist with your request

Please think carefully about the positioning of your skip. Skips must not:

  • cause a lack of visibility for road users

  • be sited on a corner/junction

  • be sited on yellow lines

  • cause obstruction to traffic and/or pedestrians

  • be sited if the footway and/or carriageway is too narrow.

To place a skip on the road you must hire a skip from a skip operating company registered with the borough. This company will apply for a licence on your behalf.

Registered skip hire companies

  • Able Waste Carrier Limited, 020 8686 9444
  • ADM Skips, 020 8312 2777
  • A J Pain Waste Management, 020 7732 0044
  • Alpha Skip Hire, 020 8685 0009
  • Bal Skip Hire, 07752 719977
  • Best Clearance Ltd, 07737 639920
  • Bexley Skip Hire Ltd, 0203 198 6614
  • BK Skip Hire, 020 8590 0130
  • B K Waste Management Limited, 020 3457 7554
  • Blu 1 Skip Hire Limited, 020 3457 7554
  • Bostall Skips Ltd, 07718081819
  • Brewster's Waste Management, 020 7474 3535
  • Britannia Skips Ltd, 020 8984 7323
  • BSP Knockholt Ltd, 019 5953 4079
  • BTS Skips Ltd, 020 8692 0300
  • C&G Demolition, 020 7732 3941
  • Cappagh Public Works Ltd, 020 8947 4000
  • CD Waste, 020 8469 4858
  • Clearun Recycling Ltd, 020 8507 1585
  • Clearance World London Ltd, 020 8900 1600
  • Curley Skip Hire Ltd, 020 8653 4222
  • D&S Skips Ltd, 020 8337 9482
  • East and West Tippers, 07400 440002
  • Easy Load Skips, 013 2255 5588
  • Easy Loaders Skip and Grab Hire, 020 8643 1717
  • EB Quick & Easy Ltd, 020 8452 5116

  • Economic Skips, 020 7639 6666

  • E&R Recycling Ltd, 07483 110826

  • Erith Waste Management, 013 2233 2734

  • Feely Skip and Grab Hire Ltd, 020 3824 4422

  • G and B Skips, 020 7476 3050

  • GBN Services, 020 8556 1138

  • G and S Waste Management Ltd, 01708 520464

  • Henry Woods Waste Management Ltd, 020 8617 1720

  • Hinton Skips UK Ltd, 020 3124 1971

  • J Connolly & Sons, 020 7274 0431

  • J N Skip Hire, 020 8150 0045

  • J&H Haulage, 013 2234 0802

  • Jac Hire Ltd, 020 8517 9708

  • J O'Doherty Haulage Ltd, 020 8807 7722

  • Kilnbridge Construction Services Limited, 020 7511 1888

  • Lathams of London Ltd, 020 8778 9008

  • Lawrence Grab and Skip Hire Lt, 07889 384333

  • Lawson Skip Hire, 020 8763 3633

  • LMD Skip & Grab Hire Ltd, 020 8763 3633

  • London Local Skips, 020 7683 0892

  • London Recycling Services Ltd, 020 8989 0449

  • London Skip Hire Ltd, 020 8542 3333

  • London Skip Limited, 07778 000300

  • Lucky Skip Hire Ltd, 07910786955

  • M&R Skip and Grab Hire,  013 2233 3397

  • Maguire Skips Ltd, 020 8648 7688

  • Manns Waste Management Ltd, 020 8984 9989

  • Metro Waste (London) Ltd, 020 7720 2777

  • MMS Building Service, 020 8926 0638

  • Mr Skips, 020 8507 9941

  • MSK Waste Management Ltd, 020 8507 2752

  • NJB Recycling Ltd, 020 8786 7000

  • Norris Skips, 016 8963 9606

  • New Era Metal Recycling, 020 8689 7223

  • O'Donovan waste disposal, 020 8801 9561

  • One Waste Clearance Ltd, 020 8128 2231

  • Orion Waste, 020 7987 2220

  • Pinden Ltd, 014 7470 7827

  • Plasterzone Limited, 020 8591 1222

  • Powerday, 020 3858 0504

  • Premier Skip Hire, 07778 869534

  • Projunk Ltd, 0800 599 9990

  • Quick Skips, 020 8853 5533

  • R J Skip Hire Ltd, 012 7735 0775

  • R S Skips Ltd, 014 7436 2862

  • Raven Recycling, 020 8689 0787

  • Recycled Material Southern Limited, 020 8853 4796

  • Reliable Skips Ltd, 020 8640 2269

  • Skiparoo Ltd, 07964 250116

  • Space Rubbish Ltd, 07985 109173

  • Swift Waste Management Ltd, 020 8800 0101

  • Toulouse Skips, 020 8305 9641

  • Westminster Waste, 020 7231 0777

  • Woodside Containers, 020 8654 3003

  • 7 Days (London) Ltd, 07574 004455

  • 777 Demolition and Haulage Co Ltd, 020 8689 6861

Companies need to give proof of public liability insurance and a copy of their standard waste transfer processes in order to get a license to provide skips in Lewisham. This information is updated annually.

If you wish to place a skip on the public highway you must use a Lewisham registered company. You must also make your own enquiries into the company to make sure it matches your requirements. This would include a check on insurance and other relevant information. We will not accept liability for any damage or financial loss resulting from the use of any of these companies.

If you require a large roll on roll off skip please contact 020 8314 6565.

Placing a skip in your garden or driveway

A licence is not required, nor do you have to use one of the companies from our list. However, note that should the public highway be damaged during the delivery or collection of the skip, the land owner may be liable for the costs of repairs.

To register a company

If you wish to register your company to place skips on roads in the borough please email your request to businesssupporthighways@lewisham.gov.uk

Skip licence and other highway occupancy fees

Skip licence

£66 per month (30 days). A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Roll on roll off skip licence

£189 per month (30 days) including £77 inspection fee. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Materials licence (required to place building materials on the public highway. This also applies to hippo bags)

£66 per month. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Container licence

£189 per month (30 days) including £77 inspection fee. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Container licence extension

£112 per month (30 days).

Crane licence (oversail licence)

£413 per month(30 days) including £77 inspection fee. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Crane licence extension

£112 per month (30 days).

Welfare Unit

£189 per month (30 days) including £77 inspection fee. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Welfare Unit licence extension

£112 per month (30 days).

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