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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.

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.

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

£65 per month (30 days). A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Roll on roll off skip licence

£185 per month (30 days) including £75 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)

£65 per month. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Container licence

£185 per month (30 days) including £75 inspection fee. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Container licence extension

£110 per month (30 days).

Crane licence (oversail licence)

£405 per month(30 days) including £75 inspection fee. A refundable deposit against damage to public highway may be requested.

Crane licence extension

£110 per month (30 days).

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