Making your application

To put a builder’s skip on a public road, the skip company will need a skip licence from Warwickshire County Council as the highway authority. A summary of the regulation relating to this licence is available on Before applying please read our Placement of skips on a public highway: standard conditions (DOCX, 41 KB)

Once we receive your application a check will either have to be made on our map-based system, or a site visit may be required, to assess whether it is safe to place a skip in a particular location.

Permission may be given subject to conditions which may relate to the following:

  • siting of the skip
  • skip dimensions
  • making skips visible to traffic
  • care and disposal of skip contents
  • lighting and guarding of skips
  • skip removal

Applications will be accepted provided that:

  • the application is submitted by the skip owner
  • the skip owner agrees to indemnify Warwickshire County Council
  • the skip owner agrees to comply with all necessary UK regulations with regard signing, lighting and guarding of the skip
  • public liability insurance cover of no less than £10m is in place
  • the skip owner holds a valid waste carriers licence

The cost of the licence is £64. If the application is submitted with less than three days until it is intended to place the skip, there will be a surcharge of £10. Payment will be requested on receipt of the application unless your company has been approved for a monthly account.

The fees for licences are non-refundable.

Apply online

Alternatively, you can also apply by post.

A penalty charge of £200 will apply for any illegal skip found to be deposited on the highway without Warwickshire County Council's permission.