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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 

 Company Telephone number

7 Days (London) Ltd

07574 004455

777 Demolition and Haulage Co Ltd

020 8689 6861

A J Pain Waste Management Ltd

0207 732 0044

B K Waste Management Limited

0208 462 7777

Bal Skip Hire

02080400810 / 0775271 9977

Best Clearance Ltd

0773 763 9920

Bexley Skip Hire Ltd

020 3198 6614

Big Yellow Skips

02081589027

Blu 1 Skip Hire Limited

02034577554

Brewsters Waste Management

0207 474 3535

BTS Skips Ltd

020 8692 0300

C D Waste Management Ltd

020 8469 4858

D & S Skips Ltd

02083379482

DBS Skips

0208 301 6007 /07483148649

Easy Load LTD

01322 555588

Easy Loaders Skip & Grab Hire Ltd

0208 643 1717

Economic Skips

020 7639 6666

First Class Group LTD

0800 779 7716

GB Macks Skips

0207 476 3050

G and S Waste Management Ltd

01708 520464

GBN SERVICES

020 8556 1138

GSE Skips & Recycling LTD

07885950779

Henry Woods Waste Management Ltd

020 8617 1720

Hinton Skips UK Ltd

0208 684 0401

J & H Haulage

01322 340802

JN Skip Hire

0208 603 7363

Kilnbridge Construction Services Limited

01708 521199

Lathams of London Ltd

0208 778 9008

Lawrence Grab and Skip Hire Ltd

07889 384333

London Recycling Services Ltd

020 8989 0449

London Skip Hire Ltd

0208 542 3333

London Skip LTD

07778000300

Metro Waste (London) Ltd

0207 720 2777

Norris Skips

01689 806420

O'Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd

020 8801 9561

One Waste Clearance Limited

0208 685 9383

Pillory Down Skips Ltd

02086525883 / 07710038551

Premier Skip Hire

07776 007081

Raven Recycling

0208 689 0787

Reston Waste Management Ltd

0208 944 1349

RTS Waste Management

0207 232 1711

Rubbish Hunters Ltd

07514715308 / 07514715302

Rubbish Masters Limited

07557 474 987 /07916122268

Silver Bricks Skips

0207 286 9999

Skip Along Waste Ltd

0207 635 8986

Skip It (Central Waste Services)

0207 384 1221

Swift Waste Management Limited

0208 800 0101

Sylwester Waste Management Ltd

07707 267239

Westminster Waste

0207 231 0777

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).

To apply for any of the Highway Licences shown above, please call 020 8314 6565. You should submit the request at least five working days in advance and will be asked to pay the inspection fee on application. 

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